To carry out their activities, Research Teams of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences have developed high-profile technological platforms in many areas : biomedical imaging, structural biology, metabolomics, High-Throughput screening, level 3 microbiological safety laboratory...
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Taking advantage of our research concerning the neuromuscular junction and the elucidation of the mode of action of neurotoxins, namely anatoxin-a and cyclic imine toxins, we have developed a series of detection kits for paralyzing neurotoxins, based on their mode of action as agonists and competitive antagonists of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (Araoz et al., 2020)(WO2012/10378 A1, WO2017108115 A1).
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