Journal of Biotechnology & Bioresearch

Modelling of the Blood-Brain Barrier-Keeping Hold of the Old, with a View to the New

  • Open or Close Keith Rochfort*

    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dublin City University, Ireland

    *Corresponding author:Keith Rochfort, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University, Ireland

Submission: August 28, 2018; Published: August 30, 2018


Disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) have significant impact at both the individual and societal level. The steady increase in the mean age of the population, and the subsequent increase in incidence of age-related CNS disorders, has ultimately increased the value of the multi-billion-dollar industry of neurotherapeutics. Neurological healthcare in Europe alone is trending towards annual costings of $1 trillion dollars [1], with an estimated increase of 85% by 2030 [2]. These pressures make the development of effective treatments a high priority

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