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The lab of Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, which investigates how and why cancer occurs in both dogs and humans, recently added two new cell lines to Kerafast’s catalog. The partnership between Modiano’s lab and the Boston-based reagent company now includes 13 cell lines. As a result, scientists around the world can easily acquire the U of MN cell lines to further their own canine cancer studies.
The Modiano lab has made it a habit to create cell lines, which grow in vitro and form tumors in immunodeficient mice. Since 2015, the University of Minnesota and Modiano lab have partnered with Kerafast to streamline distribution. The U of MN has an ongoing partnership with Kerafast to facilitate access to the unique research tools developed by its investigators, and Modiano is the first University of Minnesota researcher to participate in the program.
So far, the Modiano lab’s cell lines have been ordered by scientists in 10 countries across 5 continents. The Modiano lab is scheduled to add more cell lines to the catalog later this year.
Read the Karafast article here.