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NeuroScience Associates

Neurosafety Assessment

NeuroScience Associates was founded in 1989 primarily to deliver neurohistologic services for the purpose of safety testing. NSA has expanded significantly in both size and breadth of offerings since that time and now provides a full suite of neurohistology services. While NSA now offers a wide range of services oriented towards R&D discovery and efficacy of therapies, safety testing has continued to be a primary service and specialty of NSA for over 20 years. NSA has developed some unique approaches to testing, capitalizing on the capabilities of contemporary neurohistologic techniques that increase the reliability of results while enabling reductions in the number of stains, the number of animals, the amount of time necessary to achieve results and the amount of time and money required to conduct the safety tests.

Safety testing can take many forms depending on the phase of research, the mechanism of the test article and the audience for which the testing is being performed. NSA recognizes these differences and works with clients to make sure that their specific needs are met. NSA can accommodate the very specific needs of a client’s predefined protocol or a specific request from a regulatory agency such as FDA, EPA, etc. Alternatively, NSA has many predefined templates for protocols intended to meet specific requirements of an agency that can be adapted to a client’s specific needs.

Learn more about NSA and neurosafety:

Approach to NeuroSafety

Changes: Chemical and Other Abnormal


Permanent Damage

Neonate/Juvenile Studies

NSA Safety Protocols

COVID-19 IMPACT: Our labs are currently OPEN for business. We are fully operational with uninterrupted delivery services ready to receive your tissue.


For clients with projects in process: NSA will communicate with you prior to shipping materials to ensure you are able to accept deliveries. If you are unable to receive deliveries due to the current global situation, NSA will hold shipments at our facility until your delivery system returns to normal. If you have not added digital imaging to your order but need it to expedite or continue your research, contact us right away so we can work together to meet your needs.

For clients with tissues, sections and/or slides located at our facility: Please allow us to help you continue your research, particularly if you are working remotely. We are able to perform additional stains, digitize slides for secure remote viewing, and perform additional analysis. Contact us today via email at or using our contact form.

For new clients: We are ready to assist you with all of your neurohistology needs. We are open and fully operational with uninterrupted delivery services ready to receive your tissue.. This is a dynamic situation and we will update this message as things change.

NSA strives to minimize the impact of this global situation on your research and the neuroscience community as a whole. We wish you and yours the best as we maneuver through uncharted waters. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.