UCF startup’s product could bypass drug tests on animals


Dr. James Hickman envisions a future when doctors can use a cancer patient’s own cells to find out which chemotherapy drug is most effective and when animals are no longer needed for researching new drugs or testing cosmetics.

The UCF professor sees glimpses of it in a translucent plastic block that fits in the palm of his hand. And through the company he founded recently at UCF Business Incubation Program at Central Florida Research Park, he hopes to bring that future closer. Read more here.