QPS Neuropharmacology is a preclinical full-service contract research organization (CRO) focusing on CNS diseases, Orphan diseases and mental disorders.

The availability of highly predictive disease models and unparalleled experience with studies performed for biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes makes QPS the first choice for most needs in CNS drug development.

Validated transgenic and non-transgenic in vitro and in vivo models cover most targets of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Huntington’s Disease (HD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Niemann-Pick Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Schizophrenia, Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Why choose us?

Customer satisfaction is our absolute priority

Your timeline is our timeline

Every study is custom-built

Scientific input to study design and data interpretation is provided

Extensive experience with virtually all drug targets and treatment types is guaranteed

Wide range of validated models and techniques for comprehensive compound tests from a single source is available

GLP and AAALAC certifications ensure highest quality standard


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QPS Austria is GLP certified

In Vitro Services

QPS Austria’s Neuropharmacology Department provides research services with numerous standardized cell culture systems including transgenic and non-transgenic cell lines, glial cells, primary chicken and rat peripheral and central nervous system neurons of different developmental stages and organotypic brain slices. New models are developed and validated on request.


In Vivo Services

We have more than 15 years experience in generating, characterizing and maintaining transgenic disease models und using them for drug testing projects. Several customized behavioral tests, including motor, cognitive, and emotional assays, are offered to phenotype mouse and rat models and to evaluate effects of compounds in different in vivo models.


Ex Vivo Services

Our Ex Vivo Services cover a full range of histological services, a biobank composed of various specimen derived from our in-house in vivo and in vitro models, and numerous well established tests for biomarkers. We are happy to test new protocols and establish new markers to meet your specific needs.