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Reports from Chonbuk National University Provide New Insights into Cardiovascular Research

May 28, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Cardiovascular Research are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Jeonju, South Korea, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A mini-microscope-based system for multisite detection of cardiovascular toxicity was developed. The mini-microscope consisted of an image sensor and lens module extracted from an inexpensive webcam."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Chonbuk National University, "The flipped lens module enabled cells to be magnified and monitored during testing. The portability and compactness of this system enables short-term and potential long-term experimentation inside a conventional incubator. The toxicity test results demonstrated that the normalized beating rates of cardiac muscle cells selected from multiple regions increased over time when treated with 100 nM isoprenaline."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The presented system could be a promising cost-effective cell-based testing tool for discovering and screening drugs."

For more information on this research see: An optical multi-sensing system for detection of cardiovascular toxicity. Biotechnology Letters, 2014;36(5):1089-1094. Biotechnology Letters can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer -; Biotechnology Letters -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K.I. Koo, Chonbuk National University, Div Mech Design Engn, Jeonju 561756, Jeollabuk Do, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include S.B. Kim, K. Kim and J. Oh (see also Cardiovascular Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jeonju, Cardiology, South Korea, Cardiovascular Research

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Source: Biotech Week

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