HepaLife Licenses Improved Hepatocyte Cell Lines for Use in Bioartificial Liver System From U.S. Department of Agriculture
HepaLife Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: HPLF) (FWB: HL1) (WKN: 500625) today announced that the Company has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA, ARS) for the use of patented liver cell lines in artificial liver devices and in-vitro toxicological testing platforms.
The terms of the agreement cover specific patents and the PICM-19 hepatocyte cell lines. Financial details were not disclosed.
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HepaLife Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: HPLF) (FWB: HL1) (WKN: 500625) is a developer of cell-based medical technologies addressing prevalent human health concerns.
Current cell-based technologies under development by HepaLife include 1) the first-of-its-kind artificial liver device, 2) proprietary in-vitro toxicology and pre-clinical drug testing platforms, and 3) novel cell-culture based vaccine production methods for the manufacture of vaccines against H5N1 avian influenza and other viruses.
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