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Table 2 Comparison of Ex Vivo Metrics to Other Test Systems

From: Ex Vivo Metrics™, a preclinical tool in new drug development

  Human Ex Vivo Metrics Whole Animal Animal Ex Vivo Perfusion Organ Baths Tissue Slices Cells Subcellular Systems
Relevance to target species - -
Physiologic functions - - - -
Nervous - - - -
Hormonal (relevant) - - -
Vasculature - - - -
Full cell complement - -
Extracellular matrix - -
  1. Key: Present/applicable; partially present/applicable; - not present/not applicable