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

The Medicines Discovery Institute is based in Main Building within the School of Biosciences at the heart of Cardiff University. A comprehensive refurbishment was undertaken to enable us to design facilities that will fulfil the needs of our world-leading research team.

Our researchers come from a range of different disciplines, and we are linked to flagship University Research Institutes. We therefore benefit from state-of-the-art resources from throughout the University:

The ARCCA Machine Room

Advanced research computing

Advanced Research Computing at Cardiff (ARCCA) provides leading-edge hardware and software to help tackle the global research challenges of our time.

PET Scanner

PET scanner

Our state-of-the-art positron emission tomography (PET) facilities are the first of their kind in Wales.

MEG scanner

Brain scanners

Our technology includes structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, electro- and magneto-encephalography, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Lab technician using the qPCR robot.

Central Biotechnology Services

We are an ISO 9001:2015 and GCLP accredited technology facility offering access to a wide range of life sciences facilities to enable your research.

A member of staff using the equipment

Wales Gene Park Genomic Facility

Harnessing genetics to advance research, healthcare, education and innovation.