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Purdue Startup Hopes to Change the Way We Test Cancer Drugs

March 16, 2011

W. Andy Tao A Purdue University scientist's nanopolymer would make it easier and cheaper for drug developers to test the effectiveness of a widely used class of cancer inhibitors. W. Andy Tao created the Purdue-patented pIMAGO nanopolymer, that can be used to determine whether cancer drugs have been effective against biochemical processes that can lead to cancer cell formation. Full Story

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