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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CompanyEst. EmployeesRelevant Specialty
Pelago Biosciencehttps://pelagobio.com/CRO38CETSA® cellular thermal shift assay. Pelago is now opening screening campaigns to multiple partners at a time, learn more about their high-throughput screening campaign here. Get 10% off with code: drughunter
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.
MedChemExpresshttps://www.medchemexpress.com/CRO2500Relevant specialty: Small Molecules, Recombinant Proteins, Screening Libraries, Custom Synthesis
WuXihttps://www.wuxiapptec.com/CRO22,233Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
Eurofinshttps://www.eurofins.com/CRO17,158Assay Panels
Pharmaronhttps://www.pharmaron.com/CRO14,000Synthesis and Preclinical Discovery Services
Charles Riverhttps://www.criver.com/CRO10,608In Vitro and In Vivo Pre-clinical Research Models
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
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
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
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
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
Selvitahttps://www.selvita.comCRO324Drug Discovery Services, In Vitro/In Vivo Pharmacology
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
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
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
Key Organicshttps://www.keyorganics.net/CRO36´╗┐´╗┐Provision 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
Chemotargetswww.chemotargets.comCRO25De novo drug design, prediction of safety and efficacy
nanoimagingserviceshttp://www.nanoimagingservices.com/CRO24CryoEM
Analizahttps://www.analiza.com/CRO23Non-GLP Discovery Screening, Physchem Properties
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
Accelero Biostructureshttp://www.accelerobio.comCRO5Structure-based drug discovery
Ubiquigenthttps://www.ubiquigent.comCRO5Deubiquitinating enzyme assays (DUB) and kits
MAG-LABhttps://www.mag-lab.eu/CRO10protein ligand complexes, protein sciences

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