One of the reasons for the clinical failure of drugs is that animal models often fall short as predictors of how a drug will work in humans. StemoniX believes it can cut the time and cost of drug discovery with its microOrgans that are engineered from human induced pluripotent stem cells. These microOrgans can be used for high throughput human drug screening without the need for drugs to enter a human subject. We spoke to Ping Yeh, CEO of StemoniX, about the company’s technology platform, how it works, and its recent agreement with the AI company Atomwise to discover and develop small molecule candidates to treat the rare neurological condition Rett syndrome.

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