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How Is In Vitro Testing Done?


In vitro tests, sometimes called “test-tube experiments”, have become much more common in recent years as industries seek to eliminate animal testing.


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The Difference Between Ex Vivo and In Vitro


This post will cover the differences between ex vivo and in vitro testing. It’ll explain the differences and similarities between the two testing methods, and also cover their applications.


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IONTOX Wins Award For Michigan Smartzone Business of The Year


IONTOX LLC, located in the BTR Park’s WMed Innovation Center, was recently named a Best Small Business by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. during its annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards celebration which was held virtually on July 28.


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IONTOX Goes To Space


IONTOX, LLC embarking upon major collaborative effort to study osteoporosis on board  the International Space Station National Laboratory


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IONTOX to Present at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animals in the Life Sciences


On Thursday, August 24th at 10:00 AM IONTOX president Jim Mckim, will participate in an oral presentation at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animals in the Life Sciences with our partner company Qualyst Transporter Solutions on new methods for predicting drug-induced liver toxicity and integrated multiple organ test systems. Presentation Information: Abstract Number: […]


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Have a need for in vitro toxicity testing? Will you be at SOT?


From Saturday, March 11th to March 15th IONTOX founder Toxicologist Jim Mckim, and Director of Laboratory Services Nick Hibbard will be at the Annual Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. IONTOX, is a CRO specializing the development of new in vitro models for new molecular entity testing. The company’s latest development includes a Multiple Organ […]


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The Importance Of Removing Antibiotics And Antifungals From Media Used In Cell Culture.


Three common additives to cell culture media are the beta-lactam family of antibiotics (penicillin), aminoglycosides family of antibiotics (streptomycin), and the antifungal family polyene macrolides (amphotericin B). Penicillin, streptomycin, andamphotericin B are often added to culture media to prevent unwanted contamination in the culture. However, overuse of antibiotics and antifungals can mask serious problems including mycoplasma […]


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IONTOX and British American Tobacco announce collaboration to develop Lung-Liver-Lung model


24 November 2016 US-based biotech company IONTOX and British American Tobacco have entered into a collaboration to develop a lung-liver-lung model with a simulated blood system to study the impact of tobacco and nicotine products on lung health. Cigarette smoking is associated with a number of diseases that can impact the lung, such as cancer […]


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Science and Ethics


Why is it that research done in academia, funded by a government agency, and published in a peer reviewed journal is considered to be more credible than research published in the same journal, but funded by industry? The issue I believe is the potential for a research scientist to be biased. I have worked in […]


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Standards of Science


What has happened to the scientific process that most of us were taught while in graduate school? The idea that experiments need to be well thought out and contain the proper positive and negative controls. The need for BOTH technical as well as biological replicates and clear well written methods sections so that other laboratories […]


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