Cardiovascular Diseases

In Vitro Services for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases (CMD)


Service Provided

  • Assay development and execution
  • Compound screening and profiling
  • Medicinal chemistry program support
  • Mechanism of action (MOA) studies


Target Family

  • GPCR/Receptor
  • Enzyme
  • Transporter
  • Antibody
  • Biomarker


Technology Platforms available

  • Radioactivity assays
  • Fluorescence assays
  • Luminescence assays
  • Electochemiluminescence assays
  • PCR
  • Western blot
  • Isoelectric focusing electrophoresis (IEF)
  • SPR (Biacore), ITC



In Vivo Services for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease (CMD)



  • Acute food intake, chronic food intake and body weight studies, breeding or establishing diet induced obesity mice, multiple clinical readouts



  • oGTT (mouse/rat), ipGTT (mouse/rat), ivGTT (rat), glucosuria
  • Chronic efficacy studies in db/db and other hyperglycemic models, chronic efficacy studies for improvement of insulin sensitivity
  • DIO/STZ mice



  • Acute lipid tolerance
  • Chronic studies to monitor triglycerides, cholesterol



  • Blood pressure measurement in telemetrized rats
  • (Na/K) diuresis



  • Proteinuria, natriuresis
  • Podocyte-induced kidney injury
  • Cisplatin-induced kidney injury



  • Rat arteriovenous shunt model
  • Rat tail bleeding model



In Vivo Anti-Hypertension Service


The General Pharmacology team at WuXi Discovery Biology offers in vivo screening and testing for the pharmacological effects of anti-hypertension candidates for our clients using wireless remote systems in free moving awake animals (including rodents and large animals). Several candidates have been approved by CFDA/FDA in 2016-2017 referencing studies carried out in our laboratories.

Introduction: Use DSI telemetry system in SHR, salt sensitive (DSS, DOCA) or angiotensin II-induced hypertension animals to evaluate anti-hypertension candidates

Species: rat, dogs, NHP

Endpoint: MBP, SBP, DBP, HR, ECG

Turnaround time:  4~8weeks/study



Cardiovascular Disease Animal Models


  • Myocardial infarction/reperfusion induced Heart Failure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion





  • AV-shunt
  • Tail bleeding
  • Coagulation test(PT,APTT,TT,FIB)
  • Platelet aggregation
  • Safety pharmacology
  • Telemetry BP recording system



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