Scientific consultancy from CCDC allows you to gain access to our talented and enthusiastic structural science researchers, developers and technical specialists; and a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Our services include contract research, solid-form services, discovery services and data curation.
Your time and resource to spend on research projects is limited, and you want to be sure you are utilising all tools to best advantage. Why not let our contract research team take on some of the load?
Drug Development Consultancy
Use our expertise to make the right choices in solid-form selection using our world leading expertise in Solid Form Informatics. We can provide a risk assessment for your solid forms and rationalise your screening protocols by applying the knowledge contained within our database of hundreds of thousands of crystal structures.
Service to Solve Molecular Structure from Powder Pattern
Using DASH, one of the most powerful packages for structure solution from PXRD and developed by CCDC in collaboration with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, our expert crystallographers can help you to solve knotty problems.
Cheminformatics Search Service
Pay-per-search – we can design Cambridge Structural Database search queries for you to search the published literature for known molecular structures. We provide datasets for individual projects and patent investigations.
Materials Science Consultancy
Apply real-world knowledge to aid in your design of metal-organic frameworks, catalysts, molecular electronics, nanotechnology or novel optical materials.
Solid Form Services
Understand your solid form better with our solid form informatics reports and consultancy services.
Leverage our expertise, data-driven insights, and the latest software to better understand your solid form. From rapid reports to long-term partnerships, we provide secure, confidential analysis of your proprietary structures.
Why use Solid Form Informatics?
- Insights derived from validated experimental data in the CSD, Cambridge Structural Database
- Complement and guide experimental screening
- Support the in-licensing of a compound for further development
- Trusted approach used by top pharmaceutical companies to guide drug development
Solid Form Health Check
The Solid Form Health Check provides bespoke analysis of your crystal structure to assess risks and guide your development.
|Solid Form Snapshot
|Solid Form Health Check
|Secure data transfer to submit your CIF file
|Strict confidentiality under CDA
|Informatics-based analysis of your proprietary solid form
|Uses CSD data with CSD-Core and CSD-Materials analyses
|Guide and complement experimental work
|Requires CIF with R-factor below 7.5 and all hydrogens placed
|PDF report of results
|Expert interpretation of results
Custom analysis to suit system and your requirements
Advice on next steps
|Debrief meeting to present key findings and answer your questions
|Delivery time after CIF received
|2 working days
|8 working days
Docking: let us assess binding and help you understand your compound behaviour.
Pharmacophore analysis: define and understand key features of your structure to identify possible changes.
Scaffold hopping: improve the medicinal chemistry of a lead through targeted core scaffold changes.
Data Curation Services
Custom database creation: make your crystal structures, XRD patterns and more organised and searchable.
Database assessment: have our team assess your systems and make recommendations to improve speed and access.