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  • Calcium imaging and high-content imaging/screening

  • Fluorescence microscopy

  • Pharmacology in vitro and in vivo

  • Cell-based assay development

  • Pharmacological profiling of new chemical entities and lead compounds

  • Predictive safety-pharmacology testing in vitro

  • Molecular and cellular biology

Scintillant Bioscience obtained images of dissociated somatosensory neurons and glia from mouse dorsal root ganglia that were stained with various cellular and sub-cellular markers. These markers help to identify cell types. They can also be used for high-content imaging/screening and can be used in conjunction with other imaging modalities, including calcium imaging.

Scintillant Bioscience obtained calcium-imaging traces for human cortical neurons derived from iPSCs. Each trace represents the response of a single neuron as hundreds of neurons were monitored simultaneously. Selected traces represent a small subset of the diversity of neuronal responses to these stimuli. High extracellular potassium was applied at regular intervals to depolarize the neurons. 4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) is a broad-spectrum antagonist of K-channels, which amplified responses to depolarization and also caused calcium influx in some neurons. NMDA and a co-agonist D-serine were applied to elicit responses from NMDA receptors. Notably, not all neurons responded to NMDA. All NMDA responses were blocked with slow reversibility by a known NMDA receptor blocker, conantokin-R.

Scintillant Bioscience has expertise in many aspects of early stage drug discovery.  To help our clients achieve their goals, we tailor our service offerings to meet each client’s needs.  Please contact us for a free consultation regarding our capabilities in early stage drug discovery, including the following areas:

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