Cambridge MedChem Consulting

Drug Discovery Resources

These pages are intended to act as a resource for scientists undertaking drug discovery, they were initially based on a course I give but have been expanded to give much more detail and to cover subjects not covered in the course. The headings without links give an idea of what is in progress.

If you have any suggestions or additions to the content I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Drug Discovery Stage definitions

Target Validation

Hit Identification

Lead Identification

Lead Optimisation


Pre-Clinincal Toxicity

A checklist for potential preclinical development candidates
COVID-19 and the Identification of "Drug Candidates"


Updated 11 February 2021