• Effect of ultrasound on the vasculature and extravasation of nanoscale particles imaged in real time 

      Yemane, Petros Tesfamichael; Åslund, Andreas K. O.; Snipstad, Sofie; Bjørkøy, Astrid; Grendstad, Kristin; Berg, Sigrid; Mørch, Ýrr Asbjørg; Torp, Sverre Helge; Hansen, Rune; Davies, Catharina de Lange (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Ultrasound and microbubbles have been found to improve the delivery of drugs and nanoparticles to tumor tissue. To obtain new knowledge on the influence of vascular parameters on extravasation and to elucidate the effect ...
    • Nanoparticle-stabilized microbubbles for multimodal imaging and drug delivery 

      Mørch, Ýrr Asbjørg; Hansen, Rune; Berg, Sigrid; Åslund, Andreas; Glomm, Wilhelm; Eggen, Siv; Schmid, Ruth; Johnsen, Heidi; Kubowicz, Stephan; Snipstad, Sofie; Sulheim, Einar; Hak, Sjoerd; Singh, Gurvinder; McDonagh, Birgitte Hjelmeland; Blom, Hans; Davies, Ruth Catharina de Lange; Stenstad, Per Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Microbubbles (MBs) are routinely used as contrast agents for ultrasound imaging. The use of ultrasound in combination with MBs has also attracted attention as a method to enhance drug delivery. We have developed a technology ...
    • Primary Porcine Brain Endothelial Cells as In Vitro Model to Study Effects of Ultrasound and Microbubbles on Blood-Brain Barrier Function 

      Lelu, Sylvie; Afadzi, Mercy; Berg, Sigrid; Åslund, Andreas; Torp, Sverre Helge; Sattler, Wolfgang; Davies, Ruth Catharina de Lange (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Focused ultrasound (FUS) in the presence of microbubbles transiently and reversibly opens the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in rodents and humans, thereby providing a time window for increased drug delivery into brain tissue. ...
    • Sonopermeation Enhances Uptake and Therapeutic Effect of Free and Encapsulated Cabazitaxel 

      Snipstad, Sofie; Mørch, Ýrr; Sulheim, Einar; Åslund, Andreas; Pedersen, André; Hansen, Rune; Davies, Catharina de Lange; Berg, Sigrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Delivery of drugs and nanomedicines to tumors is often heterogeneous and insufficient and, thus, of limited efficacy. Microbubbles in combination with ultrasound have been found to improve delivery to tumors, enhancing ...
    • The Effect of Sonication on Extravasation and Distribution of Nanoparticles and Dextrans in Tumor Tissue Imaged by Multiphoton Microscopy 

      Yemane, Petros Tesfamichael; Åslund, Andreas; Sæterbø, Kristin Grendstad; Bjørkøy, Astrid; Snipstad, Sofie; van Wamel, Annemieke; Berg, Sigrid; Mørch, Ýrr Asbjørg; Hansen, Rune; Angelsen, Bjørn Atle Johan; Davies, Catharina de Lange (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Ultrasound (US)and systemic administration of microbubbles (MBs)have been shown to improve the delivery of drugs and nanoparticles (NPs)to tumor tissue. A better understanding of the mechanisms is crucial for effective ...
    • Ultrasound Improves the Delivery and Therapeutic Effect of Nanoparticle-Stabilized Microbubbles in Breast Cancer Xenografts 

      Snipstad, Sofie; Berg, Sigrid; Mørch, Ýrr Asbjørg; Bjørkøy, Astrid; Sulheim, Einar; Hansen, Rune; Grimstad, Ingeborg; van Wamel, Annemieke; Maaland, Astri Fjelde; Torp, Sverre Helge; Davies, Ruth Catharina de Lange (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Compared with conventional chemotherapy, encapsulation of drugs in nanoparticles can improve efficacy and reduce toxicity. However, delivery of nanoparticles is often insufficient and heterogeneous because of various ...
    • Ultrasound-mediated delivery and distribution of polymeric nanoparticles in the normal brain parenchyma of a metastatic brain tumour model 

      Baghirov, Habib; Snipstad, Sofie; Sulheim, Einar; Berg, Sigrid; Hansen, Rune; Thorsen, Frits; Mørch, Ýrr Asbjørg; Davies, Catharina de Lange; Åslund, Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The treatment of brain diseases is hindered by the blood-brain barrier (BBB) preventing most drugs from entering the brain. Focused ultrasound (FUS) with microbubbles can open the BBB safely and reversibly. Systemic drug ...
    • Ultrasound-mediated delivery enhances therapeutic efficacy of MMP sensitive liposomes 

      Olsman, Marieke; Sereti, Viktoria; Andreassen, Kristine; Snipstad, Sofie; van Wamel, Annemieke; Eliasen, Rasmus; Berg, Sigrid; Urquhart, Andrew J.; Andersen, Thomas L.; Davies, Catharina de Lange (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      To improve therapeutic efficacy of nanocarrier drug delivery systems, it is essential to improve their uptake and penetration in tumour tissue, enhance cellular uptake and ensure efficient drug release at the tumour site. ...
    • Ultrasound-Mediated Delivery of Chemotherapy into the Transgenic Adenocarcinoma of the Mouse Prostate Model 

      Fagerland, Stein-Martin Tilrum; Berg, Sigrid; Hill, Deborah Katherine; Snipstad, Sofie; Sulheim, Einar; Hyldbakk, Astrid; Kim, Jana; Davies, Catharina de Lange (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Ultrasound (US) in combination with microbubbles (MB) has had promising results in improving delivery of chemotherapeutic agents. However, most studies are done in immunodeficient mice with xenografted tumors. We used two ...