DZG Expert Center for Medicinal Chemistry
MedChem Platform

General Information

Aim

The German Centers for Health Research (DZG) have adopted a translational approach, which includes the objective of innovative drug and therapy development. Since structural bottlenecks and missing expertise can be observed to some extent, a concept for a joint, decentralized organizational unit (‘MedChem Expertise Center’ or ‘MedChem Platform’ ) of the DZG has been developed. The unit aims to advance optimization of low-molecular-weight drug candidates for selected projects of the DZG.

Scope

It is possible to support both new projects that are still in the formulation stage and existing projects where active compounds have already been discovered. The number of supported projects depends on the individual scope of contributions per project. Only a small part of project work is carried out in the groups of the management team itself; however, a professional coaching infrastructure for drug development can be actively used. Where demand exceeds capacity, we will set priorities in collaboration with the relevant DZG.

Contributions to DZG Drug-Discovery Projects

Benefits

Increased opportunities for therapeutic advances in drug-discovery projects and application: