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Biopta collaborates with Merck to investigate in vivo cardiac effects

In a recent collaboration with Merck, Biopta conducted human functional tissue experiments to investigate the mechanisms underlying two anti-arrhythmic drugs. Hemodynamic effects are often noted as adverse events with the use of antiarrhythmic drugs, including those used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. To read a paper which explores the intrinsic vasorelaxant and inotropic effects of vernakalant and flecainide in isolated human subcutaneous resistance artery and in ventricular trabecular muscle preparations click the following link:

The functional human tissue experiments described in this paper were all conducted by Biopta Ltd at their GLP laboratory in Glasgow, UK.

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