WORKSHOP A – Optimizing Therapeutic Delivery Across the Blood-Brain Barrier to Reach Neurodegenerative Targets

Time: 8:00 am
day: Pre-Conference Workshop Day


Amplifying the complexity in CNS research, safely accessing deep brain tissues with sufficient compound quantity is an ongoing difficulty for many therapeutics. Large molecules unable to penetrate the BBB have limited the potential for drugs achieving therapeutic effect on target cells. Several methodologies can be utilized to bring drugs more effectively into the CNS, from shuttle technologies to mechanical delivery. Matching the most appropriate methodology to therapeutic needs and understanding safety and scaling concerns is pivotal to producing clinically efficacious therapies.

Take part in a discussion-based deep dive into:

  • Understanding the challenges with therapeutics penetrating the blood brain barrier
  • Exploring new molecular methods to deliver therapeutics across the blood brain barrier
  • Assessing novel mechanical technologies used to deliver CNS therapies