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New device saves money, reduces testing on animals and will produce more effective medicines

A BREAKTHROUGH in drug testing developed by a University of Huddersfield lecturer could lead to cheaper, more effective medicines.
Dr Hamid Merchant is a member of the team that has created a device which accurately simulates the gastro-intestinal tract and how it absorbs medication. This means that the cost of clinical trials could be greatly reduced, with savings passed on to customers.

The device is the subject of a patent application – with potential commercial partners

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