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08.03.17 Peakdale Molecular

 Paul Doyle has taken up the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Concept Life Sciences. The news of his new role coincides with the news that the Concept Life Sciences Group has embarked upon a multi-million pound investment drive, comprising a comprehensive expansion and rebranding programme, to give its international client base a world class […]

01.03.17 Peakdale Molecular

Concept Life Sciences Group, the business formed in 2014 to break into the international Discovery & Development and Analytical markets, has announced its intention to significantly increase its investment in laboratory capacity and scientific staff. Michael Fort, Concept’s Executive Chairman said “The last two years has seen our company successfully integrate its acquired businesses and […]

17.01.17 Peakdale Molecular

Congratulations to TWO teams at Peakdale Molecular who have been selected to compete in the final of the 4th National SCI/ RSC Retrosynthesis Competition 2017. From over 100 entries both the ‘Peakdale Chapel Team’ and ‘The Vinylagous Seven’ (based at Peakdale’s Sandwich site), have been shortlisted and will compete against 8 other teams in the final wtaking […]


Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has signed a collaboration agreement with Metrion Biosciences Limited, a specialist ion channel contract research organisation, to offer complete Integrated Drug Discovery Programmes to new and existing and new customers for […]

02.11.16 Peakdale Molecular

Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, recently held its fourth ‘Synthesis in Drug Discovery and Development’ symposium in Liverpool which explored the complex areas regarding drug discovery and development.  The symposium, which took place in the heart […]

20.10.16 Peakdale Molecular

Congratulations to Sir Fraser Stoddart and the other recent chemistry Nobel laureates for their research with molecular machines! It is always good to get some recognition for a job well done and here at Concept Life Sciences one of our chemists can claim a close involvement with the work. Dr Richard Bissell, with a total of […]

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26.09.16 Peakdale Molecular

Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group has signed a collaboration agreement with computational chemistry company, Cresset. By partnering with Cresset, Peakdale has further extended its integrated drug discovery offering. Cresset delivers software and contract research services which […]

13.09.16 Peakdale Molecular

Peakdale Molecular, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has appointed Dr Paul Bradley as new Head of Chemistry at the company’s Discovery Park site in Sandwich, Kent. Dr Bradley joins the team with extensive experience across multiple therapeutic areas in drug discovery having previously worked for companies such as Charnwood Molecular Ltd, Pfizer and […]

28.07.16 Peakdale Molecular

Every year the EDT (Engineering development Trust) hosts the Future Industry Leaders Awards and, this year, Dr Paul Doyle, COO of Peakdale Molecular and CSO of Concept Life Sciences was invited to be on the judging panel for the North West finals. The EDT delivers over 30,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences each […]

18.07.16 Peakdale Molecular

In order to further extend its biology and integrated drug discovery offering Peakdale Molecular Limited has added two new members to its team. Christopher Doe, PhD, joins as Head of Biology and Sascha Hartmann has joined the business development team as Business Development Manager – Biology Services. Chris, who will be based at Discovery Park […]


Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries has signed an agreement to extend its research collaboration with Centauri Therapeutics, a UK based biotechnology company focussed on the discovery and development of novel molecules targeting life threatening diseases. Peakdale provides synthetic and analytical chemistry expertise for the […]

04.07.16 Peakdale Molecular

Our Chief Operating Officer, Dr Paul Doyle has been especially selected to judge entries at the YINI-EDT Business Awards  North West Regional Finals 2016. The Future Industry Leaders Awards, formerly known as The Contribution to the Business Awards, is a great opportunity for students to showcase their placement projects. Through a short presentation to a […]

14.06.16 Peakdale Molecular

The Concept Life Sciences Group, a group created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular Limited, Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited and Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited, has launched its services in the US. The integrated group, which further expanded following the acquisition of CXR Biosciences and Agenda1 Analytical Services in 2015, offers a comprehensive range of […]

08.06.16 Peakdale Molecular

  The Scotland section meeting of the annual SCI Postgraduate Symposium took place at the University of St. Andrews on Tuesday 12 April 2016. An audience of over 70 attended the meeting and they were treated to ten talks by speakers from five universities; Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Glasgow, Strathclyde and St. Andrews. The talks contained science […]

04.05.16 CXR Biosciences, Peakdale Molecular

Peakdale Molecular and CXR Biosciences (members of the Concept Life Sciences Group) brought together a number of eminent speakers recently as part of their Spotlight Session series. The event, which was held at the Kohn Centre at the Royal Society in London focussed on current challenges in integrating safety testing into early drug, agrochemical and […]


On Friday 15th April Peakdale will host the next ECHONET training day at their Chapel-en-le-Frith Headquarters. During this 1 day event, Peakdale will host a number of workshop classes, geared towards medicinal chemistry. A mixture of hands-on modules and theoretical seminars will give researchers attending the day an introduction to the basic aspects and current developments in medicinal chemistry. […]

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12.04.16 Peakdale Molecular

SYNTHESIS IN DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT 4TH SYMPOSIUM Following on from our hugely successful first symposium in Manchester (2010), symposium in Sheffield (2012) and Leeds (2014) we are pleased to announce the details of our 4th ‘Synthesis in Drug Discovery and Development’ Symposium. TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2016 – THE EDEN BUILDING, LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY Following on […]


Alongside CXR Biosciences we are proud to present our first joint Spotlight Session. Peakdale Molecular & CXR Biosciences of the Concept Life Sciences Group present their Annual Academic Spotlight Session in the prestigious settings of the Kohn Centre at The Royal Society, London. This event will involve roundtable discussion, bringing together influential members from across […]


Peakdale Molecular, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries has extended its Discovery Park lease for a further ten years.

Christmas Jumper Day 2015

Yesterday was our annual Christmas Jumper Day here at Peakdale Molecular, and it was the best year to date! Some fantastic jumpers worn and what an excuse to keep warm in festive style! We also raised an amount for a local deserving charity, the Thomas Theyer Foundation. Which is currently raising funds to build two [...]


(Image property of the Royal Society of Chemistry/MPP Image Creation©) The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the RSC was recently awarded the RSC’s Inspirational Committee Award at a ceremony in Manchester Cathedral. This was in recognition of the diversity and breadth of impact of the outreach work undertaken by BMCS. Pictured receiving the [...]


UK-based drug discovery services provider Peakdale Molecular (part of the Concept Life Sciences Group) has strengthened its sales and marketing team through the addition of a Head of Sales and Marketing. Gordon Woodrow, BSc in Applied Microbiology, has been appointed Head of Sales and Marketing and joins Peakdale with over 25 years of commercial experience [...]


Following the previous event in 2012 and 2015, the RSC and SCI are running the 3rd National Retrosynthesis competition with the final being held at RSC HQ, Burlington House on 11th March 2016. The event is open to all UK academic and industrial groups, in previous years having attracted over 150 applicants. An exciting line [...]


Our annual charity bake sale has raised £614.75 for a local deserving charity. Each year we organise a bake sale to help raise some well deserved funds for local charities, this year has been the best year to date with some fantastic entries! Each year our staff at our Chapel-en-le-Frith site did not disappoint and [...]