Sussex Drug Discovery Consultancy
We have a combined experience of in excess of 70 years of working in the drug discovery industry. This is within big pharma, small biotech, academic and CRO settings, and we have experience of all stages of the drug discovery process from target discovery through preclinical and IND filing to clinical PoC. We are able to draw on the considerable scientific expertise available within the Biomedical and Chemistry Departments at University of Sussex and are able to offer consultancy services in the following areas-
Scientific Due Diligence
We are able to offer in-depth reviews of non-clinical data packages for potential in-licensing of candidate drugs. We have particular expertise in small molecule drug discovery for CNS, oncology and anti-infectives. We can advise on the completeness of the data package, studies required for regulatory compliance, assessment of any findings that may impact further development or regulatory compliance and strategic advice and guidance on additional studies to address findings or mitigate against the possibility of regulatory delays
Provision of project management for all aspects of an outsourced drug discovery or development program. This includes the generation of a work plan, assistance with contract negotiation and on-going scientific oversight and problem solving. Our expertise allows us particular insights into outsourcing to Asia. We believe communication of progress, milestone achievements and metrics along with effective management of the multiple relationships in a drug discovery project are key to successful implementation and we can advise or deliver these for your project.
Drug Discovery Consultancy & Training
We provide a range of services for both traditional and virtual drug discovery groups. These include hit and leading finding oversight. We can advise and provide assistance with assay choice and optimisation, fragment-based screening (thermal shift, NMR, fragment crystallography), screening or focused molecular library design, high-throughput screening analysis and lead optimisation input.
We also provide training courses on the drug discovery process and medicinal chemistry.
We have a track record of managing virtual research groups including chemical synthesis and DMPK & preclinical toxicology. We can advise on outsourcing strategies and manage the process.
Synthetic Organic Chemistry Consultancy
The University of Sussex has a rich heritage of scientific excellence including 2 Nobel Prize winners from within the Department of Chemistry. We are able to offer consultancy on reaction design as well as the capability to problem-solve intractable chemical problems in our newly refurbished state-of-the art chemical laboratories.