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CALCI-QUICK: A cell culture model for vascular calcification propensity


Pathological calcification processes in the human body are often the beginning of a series of diseases which relate to organ systems such as the vascular system of the heart, and kidney. As a consequence of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, calcification processes can lead to severe impairments of health or to death. Therefore, it is of scientific and economical interest, to develop new approaches for quick and inexpensive treatments of these diseases. Already known calcification biomarkers provide an indication of occurring calcification processes but still can’t make a statement about triggering factors, which will be possible with our in vitro calcification model, CALCI-QUICK.

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