We put Wales at the forefront of medical innovation, bringing cutting-edge science to the patient by turning leading biomedical research into novel drugs.

Latest news

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Turning leading research into novel medicines

2 November 2017

Cardiff University to host Medicines Discovery Institute

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Tracking the body’s mini-shuttles

28 September 2017

New method of tagging body's own transporters could lead to more effective treatments for life-threatening diseases

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Turning lipids research into new drugs

1 September 2017

Discovery leads to development of new drug for inflammatory diseases

Join us

We are now looking to recruit exceptional scientists and support staff from around the world to help us shape and deliver our future vision.

Facilities

Access to some of the best technology and facilities allows our researchers to undertake cutting-edge drug discovery research.

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Research

We apply our expertise in a range of research areas to produce novel medicines, which will ultimately make a difference to the lives of patients across the world.

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Vision

Our vision is ambitious, aiming to make the Institute a focal point for medicines discovery and innovation within Cardiff University and the wider UK academic community.