Safety pharmacology studies that evaluate drug candidates for potential cardiovascular liabilities remain a critical component of drug development. Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) have recently emerged as a new and promising tool for preclinical hazard identification and risk assessment of drugs. Recently, Pluriomics organized its first User Meeting entitled 'Combining Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes & MEA for Safety Pharmacology applications', consisting of scientific sessions and live demonstrations, which provided the opportunity to discuss the application of hiPSC-CMs (Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes) in cardiac safety assessment to support early decision making in safety pharmacology. This report summarizes the outline and outcome of this Pluriomics User Meeting, which took place on November 24-25, 2016 in Leiden (The Netherlands). To reflect the content of the communications presented at this meeting we have cited key scientific articles and reviews.
Keywords: Cardiotoxicity; Human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes; Multi-electrode array technology; Safety pharmacology.
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.