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Axol Bioscience-backed brain research project receives EU funding

14th June 2016

Axol Bioscience has announced that a collaborative brain research project in which it is involved has been granted EU funding of 3.3 million euros (2.62 million pounds).

The MESO-BRAIN project, which has just received European Commission backing, aims to develop human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural networks upon a defined and reproducible 3D scaffold.

Led by Aston University, the project is a collaboration between Axol Bioscience, Laser Zentrum Hannover, the University of Barcelona, the Institute of Photonic Sciences and KITE Innovation.

The aim of the work is to emulate brain activity in order to improve understanding of its workings, making it possible to develop new treatments for conditions such as Parkinson's disease, dementia and trauma.

Prof Edik Rafailov, head of the MESO-BRAIN project at Aston University, said: "The MESO-BRAIN project has the potential to revolutionise the way we are able to understand the onset and development of disease and discover treatments for those with dementia or brain injuries."

The MESO-BRAIN project is scheduled to launch in September 2016, with research to be conducted over three years.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801820203-ADNFCR

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