Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 24th, 2002
Takemasa Takii and colleagues working at Nagoya City University in Nagoya, the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association in Tokyo, and Colorado State University in Fort Collins described their drug testing technique in the August 2002 edition of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
A simple fibroblast-based assay (SFA) was used to quickly and accurately determine drug toxicity to mycobacteria and human cells, Takii and coauthors said.
Their assay was based...
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