The need for new treatments of neurological diseases is growing with the increasing lifespan of the human population. Typically, therapeutic drugs are administered orally or by intravenous injection. However, the passage of blood solutes into the brain is tightly regulated by the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Only molecules of relatively small size enter the human brain by simple and passive diffusion or via membrane transport proteins. As a result, many potentially useful therapeutic agents are clinically ineffective because they cannot cross the BBB.
The aim of the Lundbeck Foundation Research Initiative on Brain Barriers and Drug Delivery (RIBBDD) is to provide new tools for drug delivery across the BBB. Our multidisciplinary research program combines research on drug transport systems with research on BBB function and the neurovascular unit, the cells most closely associated with the brain endothelium.
Our vision is to provide high quality research that will help patients with neurological disorders live a better life.
PhD defence: Charlotte Goldeman Andersen
Jul 02, 2019
Charlotte Goldeman Andersen will defend her PhD theisis...
RIBBDD biannual meeting, April 2019
May 10, 2019
On April 23-24, almost 50 members from the RIBBDD network met at Helnan Marselis Hotel in Aarhus...
RIBBDD biannual meeting, November 2018
Dec 03, 2018
On November 28-29th, 48 researchers from the RIBBDD network gathered at University...
Welcome to WP6
Sep 27, 2018
RIBBDD has the pleasure of welcoming professor Kristian Strømgaard and his group...
Sep 26, 2018
The RIBBDD network just received the wonderful news that...