IRB scientists find the way to transport drugs into the brain via a protein carrier


TV3 News has broadcasted a report on a shuttle molecule capable of crossing the barrier that protects the brain from infections and of transporting therapeutic molecules into this organ —a development patented by members of the Peptides and Proteins Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, headed by Ernest Giralt, also full professor at the UB. In the report, Giralt explains how this shuttle works. His lab is already working on the applications of this shuttle in three projects to treat various diseases that affect the brain.

Watch the video on TV3 (in Catalan, 01:39 minutes)