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Modelling human neurodegenerative diseases in research & drug discovery

The ability to efficiently produce disease-specific human cell models consistently at scale opens vast opportunities to study neurodegeneration in vitro. This webcast will describe how a new class of precision, reprogrammed human disease models, are being incorporated into high throughput screens and drug discovery workflows.
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Modelling human neurodegenerative diseases in research & drug discovery

Dr Mariangela Iovino

Group Leader

Charles River

Modelling human neurodegenerative diseases in research & drug discovery

Dr Tony Oosterveen

Senior Scientist

bit.bio

Modelling human neurodegenerative diseases in research & drug discovery
The ability to efficiently produce disease-specific human cell models consistently at scale opens vast opportunities to study neurodegeneration in vitro. This webcast will describe how a new class of precision, reprogrammed human disease models, are being incorporated into high throughput screens and drug discovery workflows.
Modelling human neurodegenerative diseases in research & drug discovery

Dr Mariangela Iovino

Group Leader

Charles River

Modelling human neurodegenerative diseases in research & drug discovery

Dr Tony Oosterveen

Senior Scientist

bit.bio

With a paucity of successful treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, there remains an urgent need to improve research outcomes and drug discovery efficiencies.

It remains challenging to source physiologically-relevant CNS models that are both scalable and reproducible.

Use of human induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC)-derived neurons offers a relevant model system, but can be hindered by low scalability, heterogeneous populations and long, complex protocols.A next-generation cell reprogramming technology, opti-ox™, aims to resolve the inconsistencies and inefficiencies of current cell generation methods to enable the precise, consistent and scalable production of human cells. This technology has been used to develop a range of iPSC-derived ioGlutamatergic Neurons carrying disease-specific mutations. The isogenic pairing offers an efficient and robust system using a simple protocol to study neurodegeneration in vitro.

This webcast describes how this new class of precision reprogrammed disease models, are being incorporated into high-throughput screens and drug discovery workflows.

You will learn about the:

  • Need for a new class of scalable isogenic disease models for CNS research and drug discovery
  • Development, characterisation and validation of human cell models with disease-relevant mutations
  • Incorporation of disease ioGlutamatergic Neurons into HTS workflows

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