As a leading CRO for CNS drug development, QPS Austria is the premier provider for services with transgenic animals. The enterprise gained experience in generating, characterizing and maintaining transgenic disease models and using them for drug testing projects for more than 15 years.
The mouse and rat models available for drug development in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Huntington’s Disease (HD), Niemann-Pick Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) , Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Schizophrenia, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), and other neurodegenerative diseases allow the quantitative evaluation of compound interactions with amyloid, tau, inflammation related markers, mitochondrial deficiency and other pathologies.
The fully AAALAC accredited Animal Facility provides all in vivo services from mouse and rat breeding to delivering study reports that contain all experimental procedures and their outcome. Animals are housed under SPF conditions in IVC systems with periodic health monitoring. Our approach is based on a sequence of procedural building blocks that allow customization of any service request according to your specific needs. You have the option to select any entry point and exit point in our workflow.
Take advantage of the large assortment of rodent strains available at QPS Neuropharmacology, provide your own animals or arrange an external shipment to the QPS animal facility. Beside breeding we also offer aging of animals, treatments, implantations, in vivo tissue collection, behavioral tests and tissue sampling. In order to maximize the information gained per tissue sample, we also offer histological and biochemical analyses of parts of the same animal through the QPS TLM and Histology department.
We provide fast in-house processing by experienced and well-trained staff, and work with highly reliable shipping companies to guarantee safe transfer of your valuable animals and samples.
We are happy to receive any inquiry to elaborate the most efficient way, including behavioral, immunohistochemical, biochemical and molecular biological techniques, for the support of your drug development approach.
Our biobank can provide samples (brain tissue, CSF, etc.) of our animal models for analyses in your laboratory.
Breeding & Aging
In Vivo Sampling
Statistics & Reporting
Animal experiments performed at QPS Austria strictly adhere to Austrian and EU laws and regulations. All procedures are supervised by the Animal Care and Welfare Committee of QPS Austria and follow FELASA recommendations. The QPS Austria animal facility is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).