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Centre for Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Product Development

«The discovery and development of novel treatment options for patients is our passion.»

Prof. Dr. Rainer Riedl, Head of centre

With our complementary key competencies we cover the entire value chain from drug discovery to medicinal chemistry optimization, the pharmacological testing and final drug formulation. This allows us to tackle complex research and development projects with the goal to generate innovative pharmaceutical products guided by high quality and documentation processes.

Research Groups / Sections

Organic and Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Rainer Riedl)
We cover the entire chemistry-driven pharmaceutical value chain from structure-based de novo drug design, followed by multi-step organic synthesis of the drug molecule to the final development of clinical drug candidates.

Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmacology (Dr. Steffi Lehmann)
We develop innovative pharmaceutical products and drug delivery systems which provide the targeted and controlled release of the drug to achieve the optimal pharmacological response and good safety profiles.

Phytopharmacy and Natural Products (Dr. Andreas Lardos)
We are engaged in research on natural products and plant extracts from traditional and new resources. Many natural products are the basis of drugs, cosmetics and diet supplementary – not only in complementary medicine.