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NeuroSpin Platforms


Published on 24 April 2023

​NeuroSpin has an exceptional technical platform, unique in Europe, with numerous instruments (6 MRIs, an electroencephalography (EEG), a magnetoencephalography (MEG) and a 3-photon imaging microscope), and numerous laboratories (electronics, mechanics, chemistry, histology, cell culture,...), positioning it as a major center for fundamental and applied research covering a wide spectrum of fields from biology, physics, to data analysis. 

Directed by Cyril Poupon, NeuroSpin's platform includes 11,000 m2 of laboratories, offices, technical laboratories and conference facilities. 

NeuroSpin's platform has personnel, premises and authorizations for preclinical imaging and biomedical research in healthy or sick, minor or major volunteers.

The studies are carried out in strict compliance with the regulations in force in France and in the European Union.

NeuroSpin platforms are certified IBiSA.


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​Imaging systems of NeuroSpin


  • Preclinical 7T MRI (Bruker Pharmascan)

  • Preclinical 11.7 T MRI (Bruker)

  • Preclinical 17,2 T MRI (Bruker)

  • Clinical 3 T MRI (Siemens Trio TIM)

  • Clinical 7 T MRI (Siemens TIM)

  • Clinical Iseult 11.7 T MRI

  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG) (Neuromag / Elekta)

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) (Electrical Geodesics and Brain Amp)

  • Deep imaging platform (DIP)

  • CATI: a large instrument for population imaging

​Platform cells

NeuroSpin's platform includes operational cells. These cells rely on the expertises present in the units of NeuroSpin and are therefore linked to them.