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Pre-Clinical Innovation

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3-D Tissue Bioprinting: An Emerging Path to Better Drug Development

Using 3-D bioprinting techniques, NCATS scientists are developing 3-D tissue models that more closely mimic tissues in the human body.

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NCATS Develops New Technique to Look Inside 3-D Cells

NCATS intramural experts publish research that outlines a simple, fast and automated process to make 3-D tissues transparent that could improve drug testing.

Improving the Drug Development Process

Creating and testing innovative methods to improve and accelerate the drug development process and find new treatments for patients faster.

Repurposing Drugs

Discovering new uses for approved drugs to provide the quickest possible transition from bench to bedside.

Testing & Predictive Models

Developing better model systems for drug and toxicity testing.

Core Technologies

Using state-of-the-art resources to enable the ongoing operation of all NCATS translational research activities.

Improving the Drug Development Process

Creating and testing innovative methods to improve and accelerate the drug development process and find new treatments for patients faster.

Repurposing Drugs

Discovering new uses for approved drugs to provide the quickest possible transition from bench to bedside.

Testing & Predictive Models

Developing better model systems for drug and toxicity testing.

Core Technologies

Using state-of-the-art resources to enable the ongoing operation of all NCATS translational research activities.