The research in neuroscience currently requires significant technological resources and technical expertise. This is why the Neurocentre Magendie has developed an ambitious policy of pooling together equipments, techniques and technicians to facilitate the research activity of the laboratories with 2 priorities: acquire the best equipment and train the staff to offer a turnkey service.
The center now offers the services of 4 platforms over an area of more than 250 m2 and with the expertise of 9 engineers or technicians: a platform for genotyping and reproduction of transgenic mouse lines, a unique analytical platform in France, for the measurement of neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids, (neuro) steroids, amino acids and catecholamines, a robotic platform for real-time quantitative PCR that allows the expression of hundreds of genes at the same time, a laser microdissection service and a cellular imaging platform. These platforms listed below are available to members of the center but also accessible to the entire Aquitaine scientific community.
In ten years, the Neurocentre Magendie's platforms have forged a solid reputation and today work with 30 academic labs in Bordeaux (11 Inserm and 19 others), with 26 academic labs in the rest of France and 8 private labs. The center's expertise extends from neuroscience to oncology, plant biology and developmental biology.