Discovery chemistry

Concept Life Sciences collaborates closely with you to understand the competitive landscape, providing you with data, scientific insight and interpretation to accurately inform the next stage of design success.

True expertise and collaboration

Concept has one of the largest chemistry groups in the UK working from state-of-the-art facilities and offering a comprehensive discovery chemistry service to our clients across a number of industries and sectors.

Our highly skilled scientists provide a bespoke discovery chemistry service that supports your journey towards a new product. Working closely across disciplines, we deliver highly efficient cycle times through the iterative design-make-test cycle.

Over 85% of our dedicated chemists are educated to PhD level, have diverse industrial experience and excel in problem solving and synthesising difficult to access compounds. Concept scientists are true partners in your project, establishing long-standing relationships and providing support and expertise in a number of different areas.

We are passionate about enabling our customers to overcome complex challenges, leading them to success.

Analytical services
  • SFC
  • NMR
  • HPLC-MS
  • GCMS
  • Counter current chromatography
  • IR
  • DSC
  • Chiral LC
  • Prep HPLC
  • Automated purification
Chemistry capabilities
  • Library analogue synthesis to support SAR
  • Flow chemistry
  • Photoredox chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • High pressure chemistry (including hydrogenation and carbonylation)
  • Chiral synthesis
  • Stable isotopically labelled synthesis (SIL)
  • Ozonolysis

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Chemistry

We offer milligram to kilogram chemistry synthesis for APIs, intermediates, reference compounds, focused libraries, stable isotopically labelled compounds, competitor compounds, scaffolds, building blocks, analogues, drug metabolites and impurities.

Toxicology

Concept Life Sciences is a leading provider of predictive, mechanistic and investigative pharmacology and toxicology solutions to the chemical, agrochemical, cosmetics and consumer product industries.

Analytical

Our unique blend of spectroscopic, chromatographic, solid state, elemental and compendial test methods provides comprehensive analytical solutions from product characterisation and registration through to commercial release testing.