Nerve-on-a-chip startup AxoSim has recently been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to accelerate their efforts. The first from NSF is a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development work to improve the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. The second grant from CASIS will provide $230,000 to ready the technology for experiments on the International Space Station, for testing the effects of microgravity on the human nervous system.

August 11, 2016 — Read more at The New Orleans Advocate