Charnwood Molecular

Excellence in Chemistry

Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Loughborough and BioCity, Nottingham, UK, Charnwood Molecular is an award-winning Contract Research Organisation providing synthetic chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries.

They operate at both ends of the drug discovery pipeline, where pre-clinical activities transition into clinical stages, providing medicinal chemistry support from hit-to-lead, to lead optimisation and on to candidate selection, continuing into early drug development. Their process research group can service the demand for up to 0.5 kg batches of clinical candidates to support pre-clinical work and provide robust chemistry processes, for technology transfer to clinical manufacturing stages with cGMP providers.

The cornerstones of their success are: our team of industry-experienced synthetic and medicinal chemists; our regular, open, scientist-to-scientist communication with our clients; the highest integrity in our business relationships; high quality yet cost-effective service solutions and the flexibility and reliability that they offer to always meet our clients’ demands. They undertake projects from one week in duration to multi-year, multi-scientist research collaborations.

Their ability to provide a complete and seamless drug discovery package to their international clients relies on regular, close collaboration with partner companies in other scientific disciplines. They are particularly proud of the network that they have developed in the East Midlands region, where they work closely with a number of SME partners that are co-located with them at BioCity, Nottingham. They are continuously engaged in discussions with like-minded, innovative companies within the drug discovery space to further enhance their preferred partnership and subject experts service offering.

Charnwood Molecular’s range of services include:

  • Medicinal Chemistry: from hit to lead to lead optimisation to candidate selection, working with preferred partners to deliver effective drug discovery programs
  • Pre-clinical Process Research & Development: delivering pre-clinical compound supplies and enabling time and cost-effective production of clinical quantities of compound
  • Synthetic Chemistry: delivering chemistry requirements across multiple sectors including pharma, biotech, petrochemical and diagnostics, amongst others

Charnwood Molecular are a member of our CRO Network, part of our Virtual R&D offering. You can find out more about them on their website.