Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry is the application of chemical research techniques to the synthesis of pharmaceuticals. During the early stages of medicinal chemistry development, scientists were primarily concerned with the isolation of medicinal agents found in plants. Today, scientists in this field are also equally concerned with the creation of new synthetic drug compounds. Medicinal chemistry is almost always geared toward drug discovery and development.

Our medicinal chemistry effort is backed by a very strong group of people having expertise and strong hold on multi-step synthesis, natural product chemistry, organometallic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, small peptide synthesis, carbohydrates, microwave assisted reactions, etc. and computational chemistry and molecular modeling.

Medicinal or pharmaceutical chemistry is a scientific discipline at the intersection of chemistry and pharmacology involved with designing, synthesizing and developing pharmaceutical drugs. Medicinal chemistry involves the identification, synthesis and development of new chemical entities suitable for therapeutic use. It also includes the study of existing drugs, their biological properties, and their quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR). Pharmaceutical chemistry is focused on quality aspects of medicines and aims to assure fitness for the purpose of medicinal products.

Medicinal chemistry is a highly interdisciplinary science combining organic chemistry with biochemistry, computational chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, molecular biology, statistics, and physical chemistry.

Medicinal Chemistry involves:

  • Synthesis.
  • Structure-Activity Relationships (SAR).
  • Receptor interactions.
  • Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME).