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Key publications


  • Rana P, Luerman G, Hess D, Rubitski E, Adkins K, Somps C. Utilization of iPSC-derived human neurons for high-throughput drug-induced peripheral neuropathy screening. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2017 Dec. PMID:   28843493
  • Pugsley MK, de Korte T, Authier S, Huang H, Accardi MV, Curtis MJ. Safety pharmacology methods and models in an evolving regulatory environment. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2017 Sep. PMID: 28461240
  • L.G.J. Tertoolen, S.R. Braam, B.J. van Meer, R. Passier, C.L. Mummery. Interpretation of field potentials measured on a multi electrode array in pharmacological toxicity screening on primary and human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2017 Jan 30. PMID: 28153730
  • Devarasetty M, Forsythe S, Shupe T D, Soker S, Bishop C E, Atala A and Skardal A. Optical Tracking and Digital Quantification of Beating Behavior in Bioengineered Human Cardiac Organoids. Biosensors (Basel). 2017 Jun 23. PMID: 28644395
  • Koci B, Luerman G, Duenbostell A, Kettenhofen R, Bohlen H, Coyle L, Knight B, Ku W, Volberg W, Woska JR, Brown MP. An impedance-based approach using human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes significantly improves in vitro prediction of in vivo cardiotox liabilities. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2017 Aug 15. PMID: 28546047
  • Franz D, Olsen H L, Klink O, Gimsa J. Automated and manual patch clamp data of human induced pluripotent stem cell-deriveddopaminergic neurons. Sci Data. 2017 Apr 25. PMID: 28440808
  • Zhang N, Milleret V, Thompson-Steckel G, Huang NP, Vörös J, Simona BR, Ehrbar M. Soft Hydrogels Featuring In-Depth Surface Density Gradients for the Simple Establishment of 3D Tissue Models for Screening Applications. SLAS Discov. 2017 Jun. PMID: 28277889
  • Zhao L., Zhang B. Doxorubicin induces cardiotoxicity through upregulation of death receptors mediated apoptosisin cardiomyocytes. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 16. PMID: 28300219


  • Johan U. Lind, Travis A. Busbee, Alexander D. Valentine, Francesco S. Pasqualini, Hongyan Yuan, Moran Yadid, Sung-Jin Park, Arda Kotikian, Alexander P. Nesmith, Patrick H. Campbell, Joost J. Vlassak, Jennifer A. Lewis and Kevin K. Parker. Instrumented cardiac microphysiological devices via multimaterial three-dimensional printing. Nat Mater. 2017 Mar. PMID: 27775708
  • Blinova K, Stohlman J, Vicente J, Chan D, Johannesen L, Hortigon-Vinagre MP, Zamora V, Smith G, Crumb WJ, Pang L, Lyn-Cook B, Ross J, Brock M, Chvatal S, Millard D, Galeotti L, Stockbridge N, Strauss DG. Comprehensive Translational Assessment of Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes for Evaluating Drug-Induced Arrhythmias. Toxicol Sci. 2017 Jan. PMID: 27701120
  • Hortigon-Vinagre MP, Zamora V, Burton FL, Green J, Gintant GA, Smith GL. The Use of Ratiometric Fluorescence Measurements of the Voltage Sensitive Dye Di-4-ANEPPS to Examine Action Potential Characteristics and Drug Effects on Human Induced Pluripotent StemCell-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Toxicol Sci. 2016 Dec. PMID: 27621282
  • Hartmann T, Overhagen S, Ouwens DM, Raschke S, Wohlfart P, Tennagels N, Wronkowitz N, Eckel J. Effect of the long-acting insulin analogues glargine and degludec on cardiomyocyte cell signalling and function. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2016 Jul 15. PMID: 27422524
  • Hertz LD, Owzar K, Lessans S, Wing C, Jiang C, Kelly WK, Patel JN, Halabi S, Furukawa Y, Wheeler HE, Sibley A, Lassiter C, Weisman LS, Watson D, Krens SD, Mulkey F, Renn CN, Small EJ, Febbo PG, Shterev I, Kroetz D, Friedman PN, Mahoney JF, Carducci MA, Kelley MJ, Nakamura Y, Kubo M, Dorsey SG, Dolan ME, Morris MJ, Ratain MJ and McLeod HL. Pharmacogenetic Discovery in CALGB (Alliance) 90401 and Mechanistic Validation of a VAC14Polymorphism that Increases Risk of Docetaxel-Induced Neuropathy. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Oct 1. PMID: 27143689
  • Monnerat G, Alarcón ML, Vasconcellos LR, Hochman-Mendez C, Brasil G, Bassani RA, Casis O, Malan D, Travassos LH, Sepúlveda M, Burgos JI, Vila-Petroff M, Dutra FF, Bozza M, Paiva CN, Carvalho AB, Bonomo A, Fleischmann BK, Campos de Carvalho AC and Medei E. Macrophage-dependent IL-1β production induces cardiac arrhythmias in diabetic mice. Nat Commun. 2016 Nov 24. PMID: 27882934
  • Kopljar I, Gallacher DJ, De Bondt A, Cougnaud L, Vlaminckx E, Van den Wyngaert I, Lu HR. Functional and Transcriptional Characterization of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor-Mediated Cardiac Adverse Effects in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 May. PMID: 27034410
  • Goßmann M, Frotscher R, Linder P, Neumann S, Bayer R, Epple M, Staat M, Artmann AT, Artmann GM. Mechano-Pharmacological Characterization of Cardiomyocytes Derived from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016. PMID: 26983082
  • Mathieu S, El Khoury N, Rivard K, Gelinas R, Goyette P, Paradis P, Nemer M, Fiset C. Reduction in Na+ current by angiotensin II is mediated by PKCα in mouse and human-induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes. Heart Rhythm Journal 2016 Feb. PMID: 26921763
  • Bodi I, Grünert S, Becker N, Stölzle-Feix S, Spiekerkoetter U, Zehender M, Bugger H, Bode C, Odening KE. Mechanisms of acquired long QT syndrome in patients with propionic academia. Heart Rhythm Journal 2016 Feb. PMID: 26854997
  • Yvonne Aratyn-Schaus, Francesco S. Pasqualini, Hongyan Yuan, Megan L. McCain, George J.C. Ye, Sean P. Sheehy, Patrick H. Campbell, and Kevin Kit Parker. Coupling primary and stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in an in vitro model of cardiac celltherapy. Cell Biol. 2016 Feb. PMID: 26858266  
  • Ralf Frotscher, Danita Muanghong, Gözde Dursun, Matthias Goßmann, Ayşegül Temiz-Artmann, Manfred Staat. Sample-specific adaption of an improved electro-mechanical model of in vitro cardiac tissue. J Biomechanics 2016 Feb. PMID: 26972766  



Posters SOT meeting 2017
(1) Assessment of electrophysiology, contractility and viability effects of three UCB compounds on human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived (hiPSC) cardiomyocytes using the Real Time Cell Analyzer (RTCA) CardioECR platform  In collaboration with UCB Biopharma 

(2) Towards prediction of acute and chronic drug effects using multi-parameter profiling of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes 

(3) Investigating Drug Induced Cardiomyocyte Dysfunction through Combined Analysis of Beating, Metabolic Flux and Cellular Oxygenatio

Posters ISSCR international symposium 2017
(1) Application of human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in high-throughput screening assays for drug safety and efficacy testing

(2) Human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes: A translational model to predict drug-induced cardiac arrhythmias and long-term toxicity

Posters SLAS 2017
(1) High-throughput assessment of drug effects on calcium transients in human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derived cardiomyocytes

(2) Non-integrating, transient optogenetic modification of human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes using GCaMP6f and channel- rhodopsin-2 mRNAs

(3) High-Throughput Automated Patch Clamp Complemented by Optical Stimulation

(4) Investigating Cardiomyocyte Dysfunction through Combined Analysis of Beating, Metabolic Flux and Cellular Oxygenation

Poster EMBL 2017
Mechanistic Investigation of Cardiomyocyte Dysfunction through Combined Analysis of Beating, Metabolic Flux and Cellular Oxygenation

Poster ELRIG 2017
High-Content Assay for Morphological Characterization of Neuronal Development in 3D Matrix Using Human iPSC-Derived Neuronal Cultures

Poster SCDD 2017
Human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes: A translational model to predict drug-induced cardiac arrhythmias and long-term toxicity


Posters SPS meeting 2016 

(1) Assessment of in vitro compound-induced pro-arrhythmia in Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes 

(2) Multiparametric assessment of the effects of TKIs on the (electro)physiology of Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes

(3) Characterization of electrical and mechanical functions of Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes using CellOPTIQ® In collaboration with Clyde Biosciences

(4) Assessment of compound effects on electrophysiology of Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes using patch clamp and MEA – In collaboration with PhysioStim

(5) Assessment of electrophysiology, contractility and viability effects of three UCB compounds in Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes – In collaboration with UCB Biopharma 


Poster FDSS User Meeting 2016
Assessment of drug effects on electrophysiology and contractility of Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes

Poster ISSCR Meeting 2016
Pluriomics’ Pluricyte® Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Kit  

Poster MEA Meeting 2016
In vitro pro-arrhyhtmia detection in Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes using multiple MEA assays

Poster SPS meeting 2015 
MEA based electrophysiological characterization of Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes 

Poster US Cardio Symposium 2015
Using Pluricyte® Cardiomyocytes in the xCELLigence CardioECR platform