Since 2006 LCBU offers open access to screening to academic research groups, research institutes, and SMEs.
LCBU, the Laboratories for Chemical Biology Umeå, is together with LCBKI at Karolinska Institutet constituting CBCS, the Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden. CBCS was established in 2010 as a nation-wide infrastructure for chemical biology research, and in 2012 CBCS became an integrated platform at SciLifeLab.
The primary goal of CBCS is to support chemical biology research in Sweden. The identification and characterization of small molecules as research tools is a complex and costly process that requires considerable expertise and unique technology.
To this end, CBCS was funded as a national collaborative consortium aiming to assist researchers in basic and applied research with: Assay development and screen formatting ; Screening of small-molecule libraries; Hit confirmation; Computational chemistry & modelling; Synthetic organic chemistry; Physiochemical and pharmacokinetic profiling of compounds; Methods for target identification.
Resources provided through CBCS are made available through a peer-review process.
Projects are prioritized based on merit, scientific impact and practical feasibility. CBCS is operated by experienced professionals from both academia and industry, providing a unique perspective to collaborative projects. We urge all research groups interested in the development of small molecules for research purposes to contact us for an informal first meeting.
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