Specialists in preclinical rodent models of cognition.

Our battery of sophisticated cognitive tests and models provides detailed analysis of how a drug candidate can improve cognition across the known domains.

b-neuro provides behavioural testing services with detailed post-mortem analysis. We analyse how a test agent improves cognitive function by determining its effects on biomarkers of cognitive impairment.

M Harte



The scPCP model

b-neuro leverages its experience with the sub-chronic phencyclidine (scPCP) model of cognitive and neurobiological deficits. This model has shown robust impairments across a number of cognitive domains.

Cognitive Domains

b-neuro assesses the effect of agents on cognitive domains relevant to a range of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

Compound Tests

b-neuro tests compounds at all stages of development: early hits, late leads, preclinical and clinical candidates, and marketed agents.


Why work with us?

With a specialised array of fully-validated tests, and an integrated approach, b-neuro provides a cost-effective, efficient, cognition & post-mortem testing service with a high standard of quality and accuracy.

  • b-neuro's service is bespoke, reliable, reproducible, and offers well characterised rodent models of cognitive impairment.
  • b-neuro's team has a state-of-the-art understanding of ethology, welfare, and validation through both negative and positive controls.
  • b-neuro's team has almost 100 years' combined experience in animal model development.
  • b-neuro's team has a long history and extensive experience in collaborating with partners, including academic teams, small and mid-size biotech, as well as big pharmaceutical companies.


Our models, quality and accuracy

Our core values and commitments…

  • We work in accordance with Home Office regulations, with strong commitment to animal welfare.
  • We adhere to strict standard operating procedures.
  • We work in double-blinded fashion to reduce observation bias.
  • We validate our models with negative and positive controls.
  • Our team has in-depth experience with animal handling, behavioural and biomarker tests.
  • We have a state-of-the-art understanding of ethology and cognitive science.
  • Through these, we guarantee the delivery of quality data and reproducibility.


Who we work with

University of Manchester


Pangea Bio

LB Pharma