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A Bioassay, also called biological standardisation, is a type of scientific experiment. Bioassays are typically conducted to measure the effects of a substance on a living organism and are essential in the development of new drugsand in monitoring environmental pollutants. Both are procedures by which the potency (pharmacology) or the nature of a substance is estimated by studying its effects on living matter.

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Bioassays have an essential role to play in vaccine development and there are now calls being made to develop standards which will allow both manufacturers and regulators to better assess bioassays.USP Standards US Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention ...

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Wed, 12/15/2010