SBC Open Innovation Campus, Stevenage, SG1 2FX, UK

Our drug discovery resource: 80 scientists

At our Centre for Therapeutics Discovery (CTD), we work on drug discovery projects using early-stage academic research for conditions where there is a clear need for new treatments.

Meet our three drug discovery teams:

Our Biology team supports projects that aim to generate small molecule drugs rather than therapeutic antibodies. Our biologists work closely with our chemistry department. Their work is divided into two sections:

  • Assay Development and Screening
  • Compound Profiling and Cellular Pharmacology

Our Chemistry team synthesises and delivers novel chemical substances: the stepping stones on the path to new drug development.

Our BioTherapeutics team uses patented techniques to generate therapeutic antibodies and carries out affinity maturation and biophysical characterisation.

Many of our scientists come from pharmaceutical backgrounds and have experience of delivering successful drug discovery projects to industry standard.

Our expertise covers:

  • Assay development
  • Small molecule libraries
  • Structural biology / in silico screening
  • High-throughput screening
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Antibody humanisation
  • Antibody engineering
  • Pharmacology

Business development

Four business development managers identify projects with development potential and seek commercial partners for projects at the appropriate time.

Professional support

Our human resources, IT, marketing and site services teams are based in Stevenage.


Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LT, UK

Meet our teams:

Governance and Licencing

An experienced team of 10 offers support in drafting confidentiality, non-disclosure or collaborative agreements. Two qualified lawyers provide legal counsel.

Technology Transfer      

The 10-strong team of business managers can advise on intellectual property identification and management, patents/copyright and technology transfer.

Opportunity Assessment Group

A team of 8 scientists review all science projects submitted for robustness and against existing science and recommend projects to support with the potential to improve human health.

Professional support

Our finance and facilities teams are based in London.


Nine, Edinburgh Bioquarter, 9 Little France Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4UX, Scotland

At our Centre for Diagnostics Development 18 people work to improve the commercial readiness of early stage diagnostics from academic research. The team includes ten scientists, supported by project and quality management and administrative, professional technical support. The team specialises in molecular diagnostics and has some of the most modern and comprehensive technologies available. The Centre is located in a purpose built facilities on the Edinburgh Bioquarter site adjacent to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The Centre is ISO13485 certified.