The goal of this Excellence Project, funded by the Andalusian Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise, is to have a full range of electrophysiological and behavioural techniques, available for contracting by the specialized pharmaceutical industry in order to study pro-cognitive drugs or the effects on the motor and sensorial human system as a previous stage for its possible application in patients with different diseases (Alzheimer-like dementias, affectation of the motor human system, ataxias, etc.).
As Prof. Delgado explained to Andalucía Investiga, ‘the study of the behaviour and cognitive capacities in mammals whose biology is very close to humans will allow possible clinic applications in the short or medium term’. In that respect, this group of experts has scientific links to some companies such as French company Syntelabo – Aventis or Spanish companies Cibertec and Kytos, which has scientific and technological collaboration agreements in regenerative medicine and psychopharmacology. One of the developed products, specifically a pro-cognitive drug of Syntelabo – Aventis, is now in its phase 2, that is, about to be launched into the market.
In this line, these researchers mix with different national and foreign groups of their field of specialisation. So far there are 16 groups interested in this project and their animals are going to undergo trials too.
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