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IN VITRO NEUROBIOLOGY
ASSAY SERVICES

Gain insights into your CNS-targeting drugs with our in vitro Ready-2-Go assay services, or collaborate with our team to build your customized assay.

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IN VITRO NEUROBIOLOGY
ASSAY SERVICES

Gain insights into your CNS-targeting drugs with our in vitro assay services using predictive, physiologically relevant disease models.

OUR CAPABILITIES

The central nervous system (CNS) possesses distinct qualities that make drug discovery and development for CNS diseases or disorders particularly challenging. Mitigate the risk of assay failure by leveraging our scientists' extensive expertise in working with diverse, in vitro, CNS-disease models to build and implement predictive, physiologically relevant, neuronal assays.


In Vitro Models

In Vitro Models
Preclinical Toxicity
Motor Neuron Diseases ⓘALS, primary lateral sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy Neurodegen. Diseases ⓘAlzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis
Sensory neurons
Glial cells
Gluta/GABA neurons
Co- or tri-cultures
Cell lines, primary cells, or iPSC-derived cells are available.

Assay Types

Assay Types Preclinical Toxicity Motor Neuron Diseases ⓘALS, primary lateral sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy Neurodegen. Diseases ⓘAlzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis
Cellular responses to insults & therapeutic agents
Dynamic changes in neuronal morphology
Receptor/protein localization or translocation
Cellular uptake of insults or therapeutic agents
Synaptogenesis
Microglial phagocytosis

Therapeutic Modalities

Examples of therapeutic modalities we test:

  • Small molecules
  • Biologics
  • AAV
  • Lipid nanoparticles (LNP)
  • Lentivirus
  • In Vitro Models
  • Assay Types
  • Therapeutic Modalities

In Vitro Models

In Vitro Models Preclinical Toxicity Motor Neuron Diseases Neurodegen. Diseases
Sensory neurons  
Glial cells
Gluta/GABA neurons  
Co- or tri-cultures

Cell lines, primary cells, or iPSC-derived cells are available.

Assay Types

Assay Types Preclinical Toxicity Motor Neuron Diseases Neurodegen. Diseases
Cellular responses to insults & therapeutic agents
Dynamic changes in neuronal morphology
Receptor/protein localization or translocation  
Cellular uptake of insults or therapeutic agents  
Synaptogenesis  
Microglial phagocytosis

Therapeutic Modalities

Examples of therapeutic modalities we test:

  • Small and large molecules
  • Biologics
  • AAV
  • Lipid nanoparticles (LNP)
  • Lentivirus

OUR CAPABILITIES

The central nervous system (CNS) possess distinct qualities that make drug discovery and development for CNS diseases or disorders particularly challenging. Mitigate the risk of failure by leveraging our scientists' extensive expertise in working with diverse, in vitro, CNS-disease models and implement predictive, physiologically relevant, neuronal assays.

  • In Vitro Models
  • Assay Types
  • Therapeutic Modalities

Examples of in vitro models we use in mono- or multi-cultures:

  • iPSC-derived neurons (e.g., glutaminergic, dopaminergic, GABAnergic, motor, sensory)
  • Healthy and disease-relevant mutants
  • iPSC-derived astrocytes
  • iPSC-derived microglia
  • Primary rat neurons
  • Cell lines (e.g., PC-12, BV-2)

Examples of assays we deliver:

  • Cellular responses to insults (e.g., PFFs, Aβ, toxins) and therapeutic agents, such as cell viability and mitochondrial function
  • Dynamic changes in neuronal morphology, such as changes in neurite outgrowth or network complexity, synapse formation, and cell-body shape and size
  • Receptor/protein localization or translocation
  • Cellular uptake of insults or therapeutic agents
  • Synaptogenesis
  • Microglial phagocytosis

Examples of therapeutic modalities we test:

  • Small and large molecules
  • Biologics
  • AAV
  • Lipid nanoparticles (LNP)
  • Lentivirus

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APPLICATION NOTE

Alzheimer's Capabilities

Browse examples of assays we have developed in the AD space.

OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS

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CUSTOM SERVICES

Collaborate with our team to design and execute an assay based on your specialized, complex, biological questions.
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READY-2-GO SERVICES

Choose from pre-defined assay offerings that span a range of diseases and therapeutic areas.
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CUSTOM SERVICES

Collaborate with our team to design and execute an assay based on your specialized, complex, biological questions.
Learn more

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READY-2-GO SERVICES

Choose from pre-defined assay offerings that span a range of diseases and therapeutic areas. 
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IMAGING & ANALYSIS

Send us plates with cells that have been fixed & stained, and we'll send you data.
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CONSULTATION

Let our team guide you through actionable steps based on your studies' scope and goals.
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IMAGING & ANALYSIS

Send us plates with cells that have been fixed & stained, and we'll send you data.
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SCREENING

Identify promising compounds with high-throughput screening and analysis services.
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NEUROBIOLOGY READY-2-GO SERVICES

Choose from a list of predefined, in vitro assay offerings designed to deliver high-quality data, fast.

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R2G NEUROTOXICITY

Multiplexed readouts of viability and apoptosis.
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R2G NEURONAL MITOCHONDRIAL HEALTH

Multiplexed readouts of mitochondrial health.
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R2G NEURITE OUTGROWTH

Quantification of neurite outgrowth using human, iPSC-derived neurons.

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R2G NEURITE NETWORK DYNAMICS

Quantification of changes in established neurite networks using human, iPSC-derived neurons.
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R2G MICROGLIA PHAGOCYTOSIS

Measure uptake of a fluorescent bacterial bioparticle by human, iPSC-derived microglia.
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R2G AAV GENE DELIVERY

Assess AAV transduction in various cell types.
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RESOURCES

Human, iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes transduced with AAV carrying a GFP gene.

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AAVs in Gene Therapy

Learn more about the significance of AAVs as gene-therapy vectors and practical considerations for their use.

A549 cells stained for nuclei (blue), autophagosomes (red), and autolysosomes (green).

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Understanding Lysosome Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Learn how lysosome dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases and the potential implications for future treatments.

Human, iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes transduced with AAV carrying a GFP gene.

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AAVs in Gene Therapy

Learn more about the significance of AAVs as gene-therapy vectors and practical considerations for their use.

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APPLICATION NOTE

Alzheimer's Capabilities

Browse examples of assays we have developed in the AD space.

DISCOVER MORE WITH A PARTNER YOU CAN TRUST

"The team at PhenoVista took on a challenging project that required the development and execution of unprecedented, complex assays using healthy and mutant human, iPSC-derived neurons. To get a comprehensive understanding of the system’s biology, PhenoVista can combine several custom palettes for multiplexed imaging, or use their expertise in cell painting to get information through an un-targeted, unbiased approach. They worked with our scientists in a highly collaborative and positive manner and delivered high-quality, useful data that were well interpreted. We would happily work with them again!"

Dr. Julie Selkirk, Associate Director of Biology | Receptos

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CONTACT US

Let's discuss how we can help with your study.

OVERCOME THE COMPLEXITIES OF
CNS-RELATED DRUG DISCOVERY

The central nervous system (CNS) possesses distinct qualities that make drug discovery and development for CNS diseases or disorders particularly challenging. Our CNS assay services mitigate the risk of assay failure by leveraging our scientists' extensive expertise in working with diverse, in vitro, CNS-disease models to build and implement predictive, physiologically relevant, neuronal assays.

READY-2-GO ASSAY SERVICES

Choose from a list of predefined, in vitro assay offerings designed to deliver high-quality data, fast.

APPLICABLE DISEASES

Preclinical Toxicity Depression Schizophrenia ALS Multiple Sclerosis Neurodegen.
(AD, PD, MS)
Neuro-development
R2G Neurotoxicity
R2G Neuronal Mito. Health
R2G Neurite Outgrowth
R2G Neurite Network Dynamics
R2G Microglia Phagocytosis
R2G AAV Gene Delivery
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BUILD YOUR OWN CUSTOM ASSAY

Can't find what you need? Collaborate with our team to design a custom assay suited to your research needs.

  • In vitro models
  • Assay Types
  • Therapeutic Modalities

Examples of in vitro models we use in mono- or multi-cultures:

  • iPSC-derived neurons (e.g., glutaminergic, dopaminergic, GABAnergic, motor, sensory)
  • Healthy and disease-relevant mutants
  • iPSC-derived astrocytes
  • iPSC-derived microglia
  • Primary rat neurons
  • Cell lines (e.g., PC-12, BV-2)

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Examples of assays we deliver:

  • Cellular responses to insults (e.g., PFFs, Aβ, toxins) and therapeutic agents, such as cell viability and mitochondrial function
  • Dynamic changes in neuronal morphology, such as changes in neurite outgrowth or network complexity, synapse formation, and cell-body shape and size
  • Receptor/protein localization or translocation
  • Cellular uptake of insults or therapeutic agents
  • Synaptogenesis
  • Microglial phagocytosis

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Examples of therapeutic modalities we test:

  • Small and large molecules
  • Biologics
  • AAV
  • Lipid nanoparticles (LNP)
  • Lentivirus

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CONTACT US

Let's discuss how we can help with your research.