from “Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions” (MSCA) program, financed by the European Union’s HORIZON 2020
BAD HOMBURG AND ST. LOUIS, MO, June, 24, 2019. TSE Systems, in partnership with NOTOCORD/Instem (France), Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany), Max Planck Institute (Munich) and Weizmann Institute (Israel), has secured a 1.25 M€ grant within the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions” (MSCA) program, financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 858070.
This grant will be used towards extending the functionality of the implantable TSE Stellar Telemetry system through the assistance of micro GPS, to track animal movements with a precision of millimeters.
This technological innovation will enable scientists to have better data as they track their animal’s natural behavior in social groups parallel to the cardiovascular data, keeping the animals in stress-free, group-housed living conditions. There is no more need for additional video tracking (and all the problems associated with marking animals with paint) and far higher precision than other systems currently on the market.
For Safety Pharmacology:
This technological software innovation will enable them to develop safer medicines before entering clinical trials.
Often, the side effects of the drugs affect the cardiovascular system and blood circulation. Recording data from behavioral and physiological tracking simultaneously enables scientists to link physiological data to behavioral events with much less effort while minimizing stressful human interaction.
The 1,25 Million Euros will be shared among the four companies/institutes, and each will have the support of a doctoral candidate to support the project over the next three years.