<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://dc.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=217082&amp;fmt=gif">

MD Biosciences Blog

MD Biosciences

Find me on:

Recent Posts

MD Biosciences Launches Neuroscience Services Website: featuring neuropathic pain, neurodegenerative disease models and electrophysiology capabilities

Posted by MD Biosciences on Jun 7, 2019 9:20:59 AM

Now live: a website dedicated to MD Biosciences' cutting-edge neurological and CNS research services offered through our Neuroscience Research Laboratories. Our facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies for preclinical and translational studies, featuring clinically-relevant read outs and endpoints. Specialties include studies of neuropathic, acute and chronic pain and neurodegenerative/neuroinflammatory diseases. Unique pig translational models and electrophysiology capabilities compliment rodent capabilities and accelerate your program towards their next objectives and milestones. Contact our team today! 651-641-1770 or info@mdbiosciences.com 
Visit Neuroscience Services Website

Read More

Topics: Pain, news, Neuro/CNS, in vivo pain models, post-operative pain, Biomarkers, neuropathic pain, Neuropathy, assays, Batch Release Testing, preclinical research, translational research, Electrophysiology, Behavioral Research, porcine model, Neuroscience, Nerve Injury

PNT Pig Model: Highly valuable data for translational pain research

Posted by MD Biosciences on Apr 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Despite massive investment in research for treatment options, there are not many effective and safe therapeutics for human chronic neuropathic pain (NP) afflictions. Options are limited due to the lack of translatable animal models, especially large animals who have similar physical and metabolic features to humans (Rice et al., 2008, Henze and Urban, 2010, Swindle et al., 2012). MD Biosciences, Inc. has developed a modified unilateral sciatic nerve PNT model in pigs that produces sustained NP behaviors consistent with those observed in human pain patients. The pig PNT model provides highly valuable data for translational pain research. 

                          Read more in our scientists' latest publication here


MD Biosciences translational models can be enhanced with behavioral analysis capabilities, electrophysiology recordings, histology/IHC services and more. Contact us today for more information: info-us@mdbiosciences.com or (651) 641-1770.

Contact Us!

Read More

Topics: Pain, neuropathic pain, translational research, Behavioral Research, porcine model, Histology

IHC Staining Image Gallery Now LIVE: High resolution whole slide image samples from in-house histopathology laboratory

Posted by MD Biosciences on Mar 21, 2019 10:57:33 AM

 MD Biosciences has extensive experience in the application of immunohistochemistry to analysis of markers of interest in tissue. Our validated protocols permit such assessments as lymphocyte analysis, cellular proliferation, cellular activation/differentiation, inflammation, biomarker analysis, and much more.

View high-resolution whole slide image examples of our IHC staining results below!

https://www.mdbhistopath.com/immunohistochemistry-image-gallery-ihc-markers 

 

Don't see a marker you're interested in? We provide custom IHC assay development and validation using either commercially available or Sponsor-provided antibodies, and additionally have in-house antibody development facilities for challenging targets. Contact us to discuss a custom project! 

Contact Us Today!  651-641-1770

Read More

Topics: CRO/outsourcing, Biomarkers, Imaging, Pathology, GLP Histopathology, clinical research, Histology, GLP, In-situ Hybridization, Immunohistochemistry, Tissue Processing

De-Risking Human Clinical Studies: A New Pig Model for Nerve Block Therapies Assessment

Posted by MD Biosciences on Mar 18, 2019 10:42:36 AM

The problem: the rat model is limited in assessing any local treatment (cream, skin injections, patches and nerve blocks). 

The solution: translational models in pigs, prior to clinical stages.

  •  A cutting-edge translational model (technically and scientifically): volume of injection, nerve stimulation, imaging, PK, behavioral changes and skin biomarkers.
  •    By utilizing more translational models in larger species, the success rate of drugs entering clinical phases is dramatically increased.  

Now offering a unique model allowing the differentiation between motor dysfunction and pain block following drug application.

Screenshot 2019-03-13 11.53.29

Unique Model Characteristics

  • Similar to the clinic - ultrasound guide and nerve stimulation dosing
  • The study enables the differentiation between motor dysfunction and pain block following drug administration
  • Various readouts: von Frey-stimulation (primary pain), behavior score, motor function score, open field test, incision score, incision healing (histology) and biomarker analysis in skin

We also offer a wide variety of rodent models and services across therapeutic areas including inflammationpainneurodegenerative disease, wound healing, histologycell-based assays, biomarker analysis and statistical review and more to compliment your studies. We look forward to learning more about your research needs and working together. Call us today: 651-641-1770.

Contact Us! 

Read More

Topics: neuropathic pain, translational research, porcine model

IHC Staining Image Gallery featuring CD3, T-cell co-receptor in tonsil tissue

Posted by MD Biosciences on Mar 15, 2019 11:20:36 AM

Below is a sample staining that demonstrates anti-CD3 IHC, 2x. CD3 is the T-cell co-receptor and is considered a Pan-T Cell lineage marker. T cells are seen surrounding B Cell Follicles in the below tonsillar tissue, demonstrating rich T-cell zones and interspersed t-cells within follicles. More high IHC quality images available upon request, and pathology review available in house.

Call us today for your histology needs: (651) - 451-1770.

Contact Us!

ValidationSlides_Tonsil_IHC_CD3_PanTCellMarker_2x-1

Read More

Topics: Histology, GLP, Immunohistochemistry

Now Offering Synaptic Imaging Assay For Cognition and Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Posted by MD Biosciences on Mar 5, 2019 10:18:22 AM

 A powerful method for cognition, learning and degenerative disease research

 

MD Biosciences offers a synaptic imaging assay for evaluating the effect of different treatments on synapse formation and identification. This assay allows the estimation of inhibitory/excitatory synapses ratio and synaptic strength, a powerful method advancing cognition, learning and degenerative disease research and treatment options. 

Screenshot 2019-03-05 10.13.19

Unique Readouts:

  • Synaptic Count
  • Synaptic Strength
  • Identification of synapse type (excitatory/inhibitory)

 

Call or contact us today for more information!

Contact Us!

 

Read More

Topics: Neuro/CNS, assays, Neuroscience, Nerve Injury, cognition research

Senerga Cell-based Assay for Nerve Injury

Posted by MD Biosciences on Feb 19, 2019 10:26:36 AM

 A novel, rapid in-vitro assay for the screening of compound effects                                                              in nerve injury

Neurite outgrowth is the projection and extension of axonal processes from neuronal cell bodies. Through this process, neurons organize themselves into highly-complex functional networks connected synaptically to one another.


Modulation of this neurite outgrowth process (neuritogenesis) has been implicated in a wide range of CNS diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders such as spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke.

 

MD Biosciences has developed a cell-based platform using primary cells extracted from adult rat, to evaluate the effect of tested compounds in the presence of inhibitory factors. The assay’s unique characteristics enable yielding more translatable results, which can serve as a predictive tool of the compounds’ efficacy in older animals and eventually in humans.

MD Biosciences offers an in-vitro assay to evaluate the effect of potential therapeutics on neurite outgrowth and connectivity (synaptic formation) in primary neuronal cell culture. 

image001


                                                                                     Neurite outgrowth after spinal cord injury in adult animal (Day 7)
Unique Screen Characteristics:

  1. Assays on spinal cord and cortex cell culture
  2. Primary neuronal cells extracted from adult animals
  3. Fast turnaround with results available in approximately 7 days
  4. Primary readout:  number of developed cells and the length of neurites in the presence of the tested compound and vehicle

Call or contact us today for our special introductory price of $1900 per compound. 

Contact Us!

 

Read More

Topics: Neuro/CNS, assays, Neuroscience, Nerve Injury

MD Biosciences GLP-approved Histopathology Laboratory launches new website: featuring histology, IHC, ISH and digital pathology services

Posted by MD Biosciences on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Our new histopathology website is now live! Check it out here!

MD Biosciences Laboratories offer a broad range of histology, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and In-situ hybridization services, staining services, tissue processing and digital pathology to enhance readouts and study applicability to the clinic.

We operate two distinct histology and IHC laboratories, including a GLP developmental research laboratory and a CLIA clinical IHC laboratory, offering a broad range of state-of-the-art technical capabilities to meet research and clinical study needs. Method development and optimization in addition to routine analysis shapes the foundation for our tissue-based services. The laboratories are equipped with advanced automated staining systems and digitized imaging, facilitating the privileged access to large, annotated image files. Services are complimented by the Visiopharm artificial intelligence-based image analysis platform to enhance the quality and speed of analysis. Services are supported by expert consultant pathologists specialized in various areas. 

Contact us to learn more about our services!

Contact Us!

Read More

Topics: CRO/outsourcing, Pathology, GLP Histopathology, Histology, GLP, Artificial Intelligence, In-situ Hybridization, CLIA certified, Immunohistochemistry, Tissue Processing

MD Biosciences Recognized As a Top 10 CRO by PharmaTech

Posted by MD Biosciences on Dec 13, 2018 10:42:24 AM

MD Biosciences was recently recognized by PharmaTech as a 'Top 10 most innovative CRO companies' for the European Market.

To learn more about recent technology advancements or have specific study inquiries, please contact us as we we would be happy to discuss with you. 

#biotechnology #innovation #CRO

Read More

New MDB Publication: Pig open field data in the PNT model for neuropathic pain

Posted by MD Biosciences on Oct 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We recently published a publication demonstrating the utility of open field testing in combination with behavioral scoring in the pig peripheral neuritis trauma (PNT) model for pain. Combined together and applied in this model, they represent a powerful tool to assess the spontaneous behavior of pigs in response to pain. Rodent models are often used in pain research as they offer valuable data regarding underlying mechanisms contributing to pain, though they are limited in their translatability to human application. A pivotal benefit of using pig models is their increased translatability to the clinic considering the anatomical and physiological similarities pigs share with humans in comparison to rodents. This paper suggests that pig behavioral patterns are similarly translatable. MD Biosciences is proud to be a leader in neurology-related research, offering a variety of pig studies to enhance development in multiple therapeutic areas.
 

 For more information regarding our pig study services, visit our website or contact us!

 

Read More

Topics: Pain, Stress, trauma pain, pain biomarkers, CNS imaging, Academic Researh, preclinical research, translational research, Behavioral Research, porcine model