Atuka provides contract research and consultancy services for the biopharmaceutical industry with world-leading expertise in Parkinson’s disease and related neurological conditions. We provide cutting-edge, rodent and non-human primate models (toxin and molecular pathology-driven) to evaluate efficacy and target engagement over a comprehensive range of symptomatic, motor (e.g. parkinsonism and dyskinesia), non-motor (e.g. cognition and impulse control) and disease-modification assays. Atuka also offers medicinal chemistry, DMPK and in-vivo imaging services to aid development of novel therapeutics.
Proprietary MultiBrain® technology powers NSA’s simultaneous sectioning, and expertly-guided staining, of up to 40 neuronal tissues in one MultiBrain® block, achieving uniform processing across all 40 tissues. Implementing NSA’s Large Format™ technology enables sectioning and staining of intact human brain hemispheres and yields comprehensive, uninterrupted vantage and analysis of the ultimate target. Coupling these mass production technologies with cutting-edge digital image capture and hosting, along with contemporary analysis tools increasingly powered by AI, rapidly produces rich data, and dramatically reduces R&D times.