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About Scantox Austria

About Scantox Neuro

Scantox Neuro offers a sophisticated range of validated transgenic and non-transgenic in vivo and in vitro models for neurodegenerative and rare diseases. These include but are not limited to AD, PD, ALS, HD, MS, Lipid Storage Diseases like NPC1, MPSs and Gaucher, Alport Syndrome, Dyslipidemia, Psychosis, Anxiety, Schizophrenia and Autism.

While many of our models are solely available at Scantox, all of them are well characterized in house and published in peer-reviewed journals. Besides in vivo and in vitro research we also offer biochemical and histological analyses. To support our clients in the best possible way, we use and adapt existing models, or establish new models specific to your research focus.

The animal facility of Scantox is AAALAC accredited. This seal of quality combined with over 20 years of experience are a clear asset for our clients, which range from international biotech and pharma companies to academia and other non-profit organizations. Our mission is to accelerate pharmaceutical breakthroughs across the globe by delivering Custom tailored research services.

Our facility in Grambach


Animal Facility

  • 750m² (>8,000 sq ft) animal facility
  • 9 rooms for animal housing equipped with IVCs
  • 7 rooms for the performance of behavioral analyses equipped with state-of-the-art instruments
  • Up to date animal housing, hygienic equipment, and facility layout to ensure efficient accomplishment of in vivo projects

Cell Culture Laboratories

  • Biosafety level 1 and 2 laboratories
  • Automated cell and tissue culture image processing
  • Cutting edge evaluation equipment

Histology Laboratories

  • Fully equipped histology laboratories for all fixation, tissue processing, sectioning, labeling, and staining
  • Modern image capture equipment
  • State-of-the-art image processing hard- and software

Biochemistry Laboratories

  • Protein biochemistry laboratories equipped for cutting edge techniques incl. aggregation analyses
  • State-of-the-art equipment for biochemical analyses (fluorometry, densitometry…) including biomarker evaluations (MSD imager and others)
Specially Protected Archive with gas operated fire extinguishing system for secure long-term storage of study material, e.g. raw data, and reports.

In vitro Services

Scantox 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 development stages and organotypic brain slices. New models are developed and validated on request.
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In Vivo Services

As a leading CRO for CNS drug development, Scantox is the premier provider for services with transgenic animals. We have more than 20 years of experience in generating, characterizing, and maintaining transgenic disease models and applying them for drug testing projects.
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