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About Peakdale Molecular

Peakdale Molecular (operating as the Discovery and Pre-Clinical arm of Concept Life Sciences) is a leading UK-based CRO delivering a vast array of high quality services for early phase discovery.

With over twenty years of experience and growing a worldwide reputation, Peakdale’s customers are drawn from pharma, biotech and other high technology companies spread across the globe.


‘To be a global leader in the provision of medicinal chemistry and discovery chemistry services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and associated industries by continued flexibility in meeting ever-changing customer requirements.’

Peakdale now operates a comprehensive suite of services for hit-to-lead and lead optimisation studies, including early stage ADME. Above all, the most vital resource we offer is the collective skill of the Peakdale workforce, with over 85% PhD-level scientists, Peakdale has developed a deep experience of providing an embedded discovery service which, at its most sophisticated level, places its scientists’ renowned skills for project management and problem-solving right alongside the clients’ own team. As well as our passion for high quality science, our communications and vibrant interaction with clients are unequalled, the Peakdale combination of high productivity, critical thinking and innovation translates into exceptional added value for our clients.

Based at two UK locations, Chapel-en-le-Frith (near Manchester) and Sandwich (Kent), we have assembled an enviable array of assets for small molecule discovery. Peakdale has all the essential hardware for modern organic and computational chemistry, a purpose-built ADMET lab with cell culture facilities, scale-up laboratories, automated purification to support array synthesis and a highly engineered suite for pressure chemistry.

Peakdale offers a variety of customised commercial frameworks, from simple fee-for-service right through to long-term FTE projects. We are trusted by major pharma & biotech companies and at one extreme, we operate an embedded team of Peakdale FTE scientists inside the client’s facility on a long-term basis.


Peakdale Molecular is part of the Concept Life Sciences Group.

Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors.

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