× Medicines Discovery Catapult

Innovation in medicine discovery science, to more rapidly benefit patients, lies at the heart of the strategy for the Medicines Discovery Catapult

"Putting the voice of patients at the heart of drug discovery is vital to develop the new targeted therapies of the future."

Chris Molloy, Chief Executive Officer

It can take 10-15 years to develop a new medicine at an estimated cost of £1.2bn

At the Medicines Discovery Catapult we aim to help UK SME biotechs, academics and innovators have access to the laboratory facilities, knowledge, data, technologies and networks they need to be able to progress their programmes of medicines research and development. Our objective is to work collaboratively as part of a Syndicate to bring new proven therapies to patients faster and more cost-effectively.

Partnership opportunities

Our position as an impartial not-for-profit organisation means we are uniquely placed to bring groups together from the private, public, academic and charitable sectors. We are able to offer these groups the facilities, expertise and tools that will ultimately make a real difference to the lives of patients. Organisations can also partner with us to help resolve particular short-term bottlenecks or problems including poor access to data and samples.

We're recruiting

We’re now looking for talented scientists and technologists to join the Medicines Discovery Catapult team to help keep the UK at the forefront of medicines discovery. If you share our values and have the skills, drive and resilience to be part of an organisation looking to move the UK’s life sciences sector forward faster, we would be delighted to hear from you.