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Drug discovery

Identify the most promising drug candidates as early and efficiently as possible

Many prospective drugs are tested in the drug development pathway, all of which require significant resource to investigate. Our world-leading experts make use of a vast array of techniques to help identify the most viable and effective drugs, saving considerable time and cost.

For example, mass spectrometry can provide high resolution, label-free imaging of drug distribution and concentration within cells or tissues, a powerful technique to help you make more quantitative decisions about possible drug candidates. We have unparalleled in-house expertise to identify the correct approach for a particular drug, and a complete range of techniques to provide powerful insight into the molecular and atomic world.

Pharmaceutical companies, life science start-ups and contract research organisations can benefit from our knowledge and experience as they seek to optimise their candidate drug discovery process.

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Services

We study and measure biomolecules in solution, cells and tissues to extract new understanding and test hypotheses through measurement. We know the pros and cons of different measurement techniques, and are working to make measurement tools and methods more robust, comparable, sensitive, specific and accurate.

High resolution biological imaging
NPL has expanded its comprehensive biological imaging capabilities to include Cryogenic-electron Microscopy (CryoEM). This powerful technique allows our research teams to see the structure of biomolecules with near atomic precision.

Cryogenic-electron microscopy

Surface technology

Surface analysis techniques are key to the understanding and characterisation of surfaces in advanced pharmaceutical technology research.

Surface technology

Mass spectrometry imaging

The National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) advances the research, development, understanding and application of the principal mass spectrometry imaging techniques.

Mass spectrometry imaging

Materials characterisation

We can evaluate the microstructure of a material using accurate and traceable electron microscopy.

Materials characterisation

Biometrology

Our research develops biophysical measurements to control quality and ensure reproducibility.

Biometrology

We’re here to help

Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.

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Case study

Visualising drug encapsulation using cryo-EM

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Case study

Innovative carrier keeps vaccines cold as they are transported to remote locations

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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
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