Small Molecules

We offer small molecule subject matter expertise (SME) across all stages of drug development, from early development activities (lead optimization, candidate selection and computational chemistry) to preclinical IND enabling activities, to advancing through clinical development, and culminating in licensure and commercialization support. Our computational and medicinal chemists have extensive experience in designing drugs with improved potency and selectivity while simultaneously optimizing physicochemical, ADME, and safety properties. We can help you progress your development program by filling in technical capability gaps, advising on development strategies, identifying, and managing external resources (CROs), and providing strategic consulting support to inform your development efforts.

Our team is comprised of highly trained professionals who have extensive experience working through the development, licensure, and commercialization process, and many of our team members have many years of experience in their specific area of expertise. Our team of experts can effectively and efficiently lead or assist your team in the development of new small molecule products, and we customize our approach to address your specific needs and requirements.

Our specific Small Molecule Discovery and Early Development Services include:

  • Design of novel compounds that address issues relating to potency, selectivity, physicochemical properties, ADME, PK, toxicity, and intellectual property (IP)
  • Medicinal chemistry and computational chemistry expertise to drive structure-based drug design
  • Outsourcing and Management of CROs (synthetic chemistry, parallel synthesis, DNA-encoded libraries, ADME, pharmacokinetics, formulation, off-target pharmacology, drug safety)
  • Assessment and selection of appropriate small molecule libraries for high-throughput screening
  • Hit triage, hit-to-lead, and lead optimization support
  • Thorough scientific and patent literature review of lead chemical matter to assess novelty, lead quality, and to define follow-up strategies
  • Due diligence of small molecule licensing opportunities

In addition, our core services support Small Molecule development efforts, including the following:

  • Functional Product Development Expertise
    • Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC)
    • Drug Discovery
    • Nonclinical plan development and execution
    • Clinical development and clinical study execution
    • Regulatory strategy and guidance
    • Quality assurance
    • Program Management
    • Vendor Selection and Management
  • Comprehensive Non-dilutive Funding Support
    • Opportunity assessment and strategic outreach/positioning
    • Proposal/Solution development
    • Contract negotiation
    • Program and contract management
    • Compliance and cost accounting services
    • Product development support/expertise
    • Overall Agency/NGO relations
  • Strategic Consulting Services
    • Strategic Planning
    • Financial Modeling
    • Market Research
    • Supply Chain Network Development & Optimization
    • Market Access/Launch
    • Due Diligence
    • Technology Scouting

For more information about how we can support your small molecule product development efforts, please contact Allen Duplantier, Ph.D.