Lead Discovery Center (LDC)
The Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC) was founded by Max Planck Innovation and the Max Planck Society to better exploit the potential of excellent basic research. The aim is to professionally transfer promising research projects into the development of new drugs.
With a team of experienced scientists, drug discovery experts and project managers in the working groups Medicinal Chemistry, Assay Development & Screening, Biology and Pharmacology, the LDC offers all services in the field of drug discovery – from target (biological target structure) to lead (chemical lead structure) – according to the highest industry standards. As an independent, commercially oriented company, the LDC collaborates with research institutions, universities and industry. It takes up promising research projects at early stages of development and jointly develops them further into active pharmaceutical ingredients that already provide proof-of-concept in animal studies.