A NEW STEP FORWARD IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE RESEARCH
Announcement : Neuro-Sys and Sciomics announce a collaboration to co-develop an unrivaled integrated preclinical solution in neurodegenerative disorders.
December 18, 2019 06:57 PM Eastern Standard Time
GARDANNE, France and HEIDELBERG, Germany – The French biotech company Neuro-Sys SAS and the German biotech company Sciomics GmbH today announced that they are joining their R&D forces to study the proteome and the phosphoproteome in preclinical models of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS diseases to investigate the proteomic and phosphoproteomic profile of these disease models. The aim is to better understand the mechanisms involved in the neurodegenerative process and to provide new solutions for characterizing the efficacy and mode-of-action of neuroprotective compounds.
The changes in the proteome (protein level) and phosphoproteome (phosphorylation status of proteins) will be determined by the scioPhospho platform using advanced in vitro models of Alzheimer’s disease (focused on the chronic and the acute toxicity of the beta amyloid oligomers, AβO), Parkinson’s disease (with a specific attention to the mitochondrial disorders), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (focused on the hypersensitivity to glutamate stressor). In addition, the inflammatory component will be analyzed (cytokine release profile).
Identified proteomic changes will be correlated with neuronal survival and proteinopathies detected by immunostaining (e.g. hyperphosphorylation of Tau ; alpha-synuclein aggregation ; translocation of TDP-43).
“For many years, we have been thoroughly investigating the mechanisms occurring in these neurodegenerative diseases. We have developed advanced in vitro models of these diseases in which the mechanisms and the pathways involved in the process of death are carefully studied through our intensive internal research and partnerships”, said Noelle Callizot, PharmD, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Neuro-Sys. “We believe that the collaboration with Sciomics is a great opportunity to better understand pathophysiological pathways and to help our partners in the development of new therapeutic approaches.”
“Over the last decade we have developed an efficient and robust platform for profiling protein levels and phosphorylation status.”, said Dr. Christoph Schröder, Chief Executive Officer at Sciomics. “By a combination of the profound expertise and advanced pre-clinical models of Neuro-Sys with our in-depth protein readout options, we are looking forward to foster novel insights and developments in the important field of neurodegenerative disorders.”
Preliminary results are expected to be released early 2020.
Neuro-Sys is an expert in preclinical in vitro models of neurodegenerative and neurological diseases. It has developed specific models to accurately determine the pharmacological profiling of lead compounds and explore their underlying mechanism of action. With a great team of experts and an innovative proprietary automated medium throughput platform combined with advanced models, it provides reliable results and a unique approach in the neurodegenerative diseases research.
The company’s many loyal pharma and biotech customers around the world are the best testimony to the efficiency and reliability of its solution.
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Sciomics has extensive expertise in the area of biomarker discovery, in vitro as well as in vivo model system characterisation and disease mechanism profiling using its high-content protein and post-translational modification profiling platform in an analysis service setting and for internal research. More than 1,000 proteins are currently analysed by the proprietary fully immuno-based scioDiscover antibody array platform in a single assay with minimal sample requirements. Information on the protein abundance can be combined with the phosphorylation, ubiquitination or methylation status of these proteins. The high-content and high-throughput platform guarantees robust and reproducible results which – due to its immuno-based nature - can easily be translated into validation as well as clinical assays.
The platform’s main applications are the discovery of protein biomarkers, screening and verification of new drug targets, pathway activity profiling as well as drug mode-of-action analysis.
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