drug discovery CROs

This page provides a list of curated industry service providers (contract research organizations) that provide outsourced contract drug discovery services of particular interest to drug discovery professionals working at biotechs or pharmaceutical companies.

The table below lists drug discovery CROs specializing in all kinds of drug discovery services, from X-ray crystallography CROs to CROs specializing in assay development, to integrated drug discovery CROs. You can search and explore the table for CRO specializations from chemistry to solid form development to physicochemical property measurement to protein purification and protein crystallization.

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CompanyRelevant Specialty
Selvitahttps://www.selvita.comCRO780Selvita is a fully-integrated CRO providing multidisciplinary support from target validation to the selection of clinical candidates, medicinal chemistry, in vitro and in vivo pharmacology, structural biology, ADME, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology.
Venenum Biodesignhttps://drughunters.com/3Dsoo7qCRO28Expertise in assay development, compound profiling, 5.5 million ECLiPS Compound library, hit-to-lead, lead optimization, protein production & structural biology, ADME & bioanalytical services
Comparative Bioscience, Inchttps://drughunters.com/3z9S72CCRO26Expertise in preclinical in vivo studies, surgical and efficacy models, biocompatibility & devices, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, efficacy, GLP & non-GLP studies, in-house histopathology and immunohistochemistry
BioBlockshttps://drughunters.com/3gGI6DGCRO19A medicinal chemistry CRO focused on drug discovery from initial hit through identification of development candidates for advancement to phase II clinical trials using our fragment-based Leap-to-Lead™ platform & Syntheverse™ chemistry space.
Invivotekhttps://drughunters.com/3sqcswACRO18CRO specializing in the evaluation of therapeutic candidates in rodent models of human disease, animal models and bioassays, in vivo testing of compounds related to Immunology and Inflammation, Oncology, Metabolic, Cardiovascular and other diseases
PharmOptimahttps://drughunters.com/3MYmBu0CRO10CRO services include in vivo studies, DMPK/ADME, ocular PD/efficacy, bioanalytical, ligand binding & biological/analytical assays, molecular biology & biochemistry, biomarker & assay dev. Specializing in therapeutic areas in ocular drug development
New England Drug Discovery Partnershttps://drughunters.com/3N3f9xuCRO13Expertise in discovery chemistry, medicinal chemistry, structure-based drug design, organic synthesis, analytical services, antibody drug conjugates (ADC), process chemistry and scale-up capabilities
Integrated Analytical Solutionshttps://drughunters.com/3gEnQCBCRO8Expertise in GLP & non-GLP bioanalytical services, in vitro metabolism, metabolite ID, drug-drug interaction, protein binding, and plasma stability assays, analytical chemistry, release & stability, NCDFA, physiochemical profiling, and assay dev.
NexusPharmahttps://drughunters.com/3W7qhxsCRO1Expertise in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models, cell line-derived xenograft (CDX), syngenic models, & preclinical cancer models of various tumor types for in vivo efficacy studies to validate the biological activity of cancer treatment compounds
Charnwood Molecularhttps://drughunters.com/3Uj8r97CRO130From target to candidate. Our highly experienced team, covering biology and DMPK through to computational, medicinal and process research chemistry, act together seamlessly to provide the right environment for an integrated solution to drug discovery.
BirdoTechhttps://drughunters.com/3FKvANWCRO700BirdoTech is a chemistry CRO specializing in medchem support with scale-up capabilities and expertise on various chemistry platforms; such as kinases, GPCRs, PROTACs, peptides, and ADCs. These state-of-the-art research labs are located in China and the US.
Pharmaronhttps://www.pharmaron.com/CRO14,000Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
Almachttps://www.almacgroup.comCRO3,082API Services, CMC, GMP
Evotechttps://www.evotec.comCRO3,030High-Throughput Screening, Preclinical Discovery Services
Sai Life Scienceshttps://www.sailife.com/services/discovery/integrated-drug-discovery-services/CRO2,500Integrated Drug Discovery Services, Exploratory Biology, Discovery Chemistry, DMPK, Toxicology, Genotox., and Comp. Chem.
Promegahttps://worldwide.promega.com/CRO2,500Cell-Based and Biochemical Assays, Custom Assay
MedChemExpresshttps://www.medchemexpress.com/CRO2,500Relevant specialty: Small Molecules, Recombinant Proteins, Screening Libraries, Custom Synthesis
Aragenhttps://www.aragen.com/CRO2,500Chemistry CRO and CDMO
Vivahttps://www.vivabiotech.com/CRO2000Drug discovery one-stop CMC and CDMO service partner
AMRIhttps://www.amriglobal.comCRO2,077Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services, GMP
WuXi AppTechttps://www.wuxiapptec.com/CRO22,233An integrated chemistry and biology research platform to create, identify and support preclinical candidates, from discovery to development.
TCG Lifescienceshttps://www.tcgls.com/CRO1,200Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
Nuvisanhttps://www.nuvisan.com/home.htmlCRO1,000Integrated Drug Discovery CRO
Novasephttps://www.novasep.com/CRO866Custom Synthesis, API Manufacturing, Membrane Filtration
Pharma Resourceshttps://www.pharmaresources.cnCRO850Focusing on chemistry related CRO/CDMO/CMO services
Eurofinshttps://www.eurofins.com/CRO17,158Assay Panels
ChemPartnerhttps://www.chempartner.com/CRO738Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
Frontage Laboratorieshttps://www.frontagelab.com/CRO737Pharmaceutical Biotech Drugs
BioLegendhttps://www.biolegend.com/CRO549Antibodies, Flow Cytometry, Immunoassay kits
Charles Riverhttps://www.criver.com/CRO10,608In Vitro and In Vivo Pre-clinical Research Models
Almelohttp://almelochem.com/CRO500Custom Synthesis, cGMP Manufacturing, Biocatalysis
Symereshttps://symeres.com/CRO500Integrated drug discovery & API development
Cayman Chemicalhttps://www.caymanchem.com/ CRO500Preclinical Discovery, Lipidomics, Synthesis, GM
Sygnature Discoveryhttps://www.sygnaturediscovery.comCRO500Preclinical services, protein crystallography
Biodurohttps://bioduro.com/CRO428Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
HitGenhttps://www.hitgen.comCRO397DNA-Encoded Libraries
Crown Biosciencehttps://www.crownbio.comCRO350In Vitro and In Vivo Pre-clinical Research Models
Symereshttps://symeres.com/CRO329Medicinal chemistry, parallel chemistry, API
SYNthesis med chemhttps://www.synmedchem.comCRO270Synthetic & Medicinal Chemistry
Schrodingerhttps://www.schrodinger.comCRO250Computational chemistry software, molecular modeling
Cobra Biologicshttps://swedenbio.se/medlemmar/cobra-biologics/CRO250DNA, Gene Therapies, Immunotherapies, Viral vectors
NuChem Scienceshttps://nuchemsciences.com/CRO240Medicinal Chemistry, CMC and Biology
Nicoyahttps://nicoyalife.com/CRO200Diagnostics, Nanotechnology, Sensors, Lifesciences
NovAliXhttps://www.novalix.comCRO200Drug Discovery, Chemistry, Biophysics & Biology
LakePharmahttps://www.lakepharma.comCRO193Protein Sciences
Absorption Systemshttps://www.absorption.comCRO157Preclinical DMPK
Parazahttps://parazapharma.com/CRO155Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
Genesis Drug Discovery & Development (GD3)https://gd3services.com/CRO150Integrated Drug Discovery & Development Services
X-Chemhttps://www.x-chemrx.comCRO120DNA-Encoded Libraries
Edelrishttps://www.edelris.com/CRO100AS-MS screening, Compound collection, Medicinal Chem
Reaction Biologyhttps://www.reactionbiology.com/CRO80Assays
Lead Discovery Centerhttps://www.lead-discovery.deCRO75Integrated small molecule drug discovery
Vernalis (HitGen)https://www.vernalis.com/CRO75Fragment and Structure-based Design
Solvohttps://www.solvo.comCRO75Drug transporter Assays, drug-drug interaction
Domainexhttps://www.domainex.co.uk/CRO70Preclinical Discovery Services
LCC (Liverpool ChiroChem Ltd)https://liverpoolchirochem.comCRO65Chirally-pure scaffolds, fragments and lead
Proteroshttps://www.proteros.com/CRO59Protein crystallography, Cryo-EM
Biognosyshttps://www.biognosys.comCRO59Proteomic analysis
Red Glead Discoveryhttps://www.redglead.com/CRO55Integrated drug discovery services
Iktoshttps://iktos.ai/CRO54 Artificial intelligence for new drug design
Acme Biosciencehttps://www.acmeca.com/CRO50Custom Synthesis
Creative Biostructure Drug Discoveryhttps://drug-discovery.creative-biostructure.com/CRO50Preclinical Discovery Services Based on Structure
Pionhttps://www.pion-inc.comCRO47Analytical services (e.g. LogD)
SB Drug Discoveryhttps://www.sbdrugdiscovery.com/CRO45Assay development, high-throughput screening
Specshttps://www.specs.net/CRO40Compound Handling and Chemistry Services
DiscoverRXhttps://www.discoverx.com/homeCRO40Assay panels, in vitro screening
Apex Molecular Ltdhttps://apexmolecular.com/CRO40Small molecule synthesis, high potency synthesis
Pelago Biosciencehttps://www.pelagobio.com/CRO38CETSA® cellular thermal shift assay
Key Organicshttps://www.keyorganics.net/CRO36Provision of intermediates, screening compounds
J-Starhttps://j-star.co.jpCRO34Crystallization, formulation, GMP API
Visikolhttps://visikol.com/CRO313D Cell Culture, high content screening
Metrion Bioscienceshttp://www.metrionbiosciences.comCRO30Cardiac safety, ion channel assays, assay dev
SARomicshttps://www.saromics.comCRO25Protein crystallography, NMR & fragment screening
TCG GreenChemhttps://tcggreenchem.com/CRO25Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
AIM Bioscienceshttps://www.aimbiosciences.com/CRO25Custom Synthesis
Amuna Pharmaceuticals LLP http://amunapharma.com/ CRO25Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry
Chemotargetshttps://chemotargets.com/CRO25De novo drug design, prediction of safety and efficacy
nanoimagingserviceshttp://www.nanoimagingservices.com/CRO24CryoEM
Hypha Discoveryhttps://bit.ly/3tte4WoCRO24Drug metabolite synthesis, purification and characterization. We are a specialist CRO supporting pharma companies worldwide through production of metabolites and late-stage drug derivatives. We are experts in scalable synthesis, purification, and identification of metabolites and possess a wealth of experience in the purification and structure elucidation of natural products.
Analizahttps://www.analiza.com/CRO23Non-GLP Discovery Screening, Physchem Properties
Inoviemhttps://www.inoviem.com/CRO20Target ID, MoA on human tissues & patient stratification
Pentagrithttp://pentagrit.comCRO15Zebrafish efficacy screening, toxicology studies
Quintara Discoveryhttps://qdibio.com/CRO14In vitro ADME, GLP, non-GLP bioanalysis
Panlabs (Eurofins)https://www.eurofinsdiscoveryservices.com/about-us/global-locations/taiwan/CRO14Assay panels
R2M Pharmahttps://www.r2mpharma.com/CRO13Preclinical drug discovery
Asha Pharmahttps://ashasd.com/CRO12Solid Form Screening and Selection
CrystalsFirst GmbHhttps://www.crystalsfirst.comCRO10Structure-based drug discovery
The Solubility Companyhttps://www.thesolubilitycompany.com/CRO10Solid Form Specific Solubility Analysis
Chemo Dynamicshttps://www.chemodynamics.com/CRO10GMP infrastructure focused on small molecules
Lotus Separationshttp://www.lotusseparations.com/CRO10Chiral separation
Pentagrithttps://www.pentagrit.com/CRO10Efficacy screening, toxicity testing, Zebrafish models
MAG-LABhttps://www.mag-lab.eu/CRO10protein ligand complexes, protein sciences
Accelero Biostructureshttp://www.accelerobio.comCRO5Structure-based drug discovery
Ubiquigenthttps://www.ubiquigent.comCRO5Deubiquitinating enzyme assays (DUB) and kits

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