Investing in promising science

As a charity, we want to ensure that promising science is developed and can make a difference to patients’ lives. To achieve this we have invested heavily in our drug discovery and diagnostics development centres.

We bring a 25-year track record and a highly experienced team of experts who can work with you to help develop your drug target and get it into the clinic faster.

Our Centre for Therapeutics Discovery (CTD) works on drug discovery projects using early-stage academic research for conditions where there is a clear need for new treatments. There are three main areas in which we work.

Biology

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, and compound profiling and cellular pharmacology.

Chemistry

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

Biotherapeutics

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

Expertise areas

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
  • ADME/DMPK
  • Pharmacology

Business development

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

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