- Externe Auftraggeber, intern
At the NMI, rodent nerve cells are used to test substances on behalf of customers. The NMI's expertise in immunocytochemical methods, microscopic applications and throughput assays enables the testing of a wide range of cell biological parameters with regard to the effect of the test substance. This includes the analysis of synaptic interconnections as well as the query of further morphometric characteristics of neuronal cells such as neurite length. After application of the test substance, further highly specific tests can be used to determine vitality, the status of apoptosis (cell death) and the content of cell-damaging oxygen radicals.