Predicting drug-induced cardiotoxicity during the non-clinical stage is important to avoid severe consequences in the clinical trials of new drugs. Human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) hold great promise for cardiac safety assessments in drug development. To date, multi-electrode array system (MEA) has been a widely used as a tool for the assessment of proarrhythmic risk with hiPSC-CMs. Recently, new methodologies have been proposed to assess in vitro contractility, such as the force and velocity of cell contraction, using hiPSC-CMs. Herein, we focused on an imaging-based motion vector system (MV) and an electric cell-substrate impedance sensing system (IMP). We compared the output signals of hiPSC-CMs from MV and IMP in detail and observed a clear correlation between the parameters. In addition, we assessed the effects of isoproterenol and verapamil on hiPSC-CM contraction and identified a correlation in the contractile change of parameters obtained with MV and IMP. These results suggest that both assay systems could be used to monitor hiPSC-CM contraction dynamics.
|Journal||Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2022|
- Motion vector
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