Dundee is Scotland's leading centre for Drug Discovery. Home to the world leading Drug Discovery Unit - a purpose built centre aimed at turning basic science into lead compounds for entry into formal preclinical development. Dundee's academic leaders have an established reputation for international excellence in drug development, as well as a strong industry base and spirit of collaboration. Together this provides a strong drive for commercialisation, turning scientific excellence into prosperous businesses.
There is a strong company base working in this research area, with leading companies such as Cyclacel, CXR Biosciences, DC Biosciences and Eurofins operating in Dundee.
The region offers key skills and expertise covering all aspects of the drug discovery and development process, from target identification through assay development, lead identification and clinical trials, to compound manufacturing.
Information on companies and research institutions working in the field is available in the BioDundee Database