Transporters in Drug Development: A Fast-Moving Field


Bente SteffansenBente Steffansen, Ph.D., is associate professor in Biopharmacy and program director for Pharmacy Education at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. She concentrates her research on optimizing drug bioavailability and drug targeting, including development of experimental in vitro models relevant for regulatory sciences.

Membrane transporters play important roles throughout drug development, from discovery to life-cycle management. Understanding their role in pharmacology and pharmacokinetics leads to new drug targets and/or delivery strategies and may even play a role in life-cycle management and refinement of treatment protocols.

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