Drug Discovery and Development



Bio-Rad offers products and services to accelerate the drug discovery and development journey, from target identification through scale-up to manufacturing. We understand that consistency, reproducibility, and reliability are critical to your research, so our products are developed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. We know that maintaining high productivity is a constant challenge, so our products are easy to use and designed to automate steps of your workflow, reducing hands-on time and freeing you to focus on your most critical tasks.

Drug Discovery and DevelopmentBio-Rad is ISO-certified with cGMP facilities set up to ensure our products meet the stringent requirements of regulatory agencies. We have experience working directly with the FDA and regularly assist our customers with audit requirements. We offer solutions that are customizable to fit perfectly with your needs in drug discovery, development, and manufacturing and help you drive efficiency in target identification, candidate screening, assay development, and protein or antibody production, from small scale to large scale.


Solutions to Support Your Research from Target Discovery to Manufacturing

Stages of Drug Discovery and Development

Target Discovery: Identification and Validation
Identifying a potential drug target for a disease or condition for which no treatment exists or current therapies are inadequate

Preclinical Research
Animal studies plus cellular and biochemical assays to characterize the pharmacology of lead drug candidates including toxicity, PK/PD, ADME, and NOAEL

Process Development and Scale-Up
Production of increasing quantities of a candidate drug from discovery through development, trials, and approval

Lead Discovery: Screening and Optimization
Therapeutic lead identification and screening to determine biological activity, selectivity, toxicity, and mechanism of action

Clinical Research
Testing of a new drug candidate in humans to evaluate the safety and efficacy in treating or preventing a disease, dosing regimen, and side effects

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Release Testing
Large-scale manufacturing of a new drug, cGMP process control, product QC, and stability testing of the finished product

Additional Methodologies used in Drug Discovery and Development

Biomarker Discovery

Biomarker Discovery
The use of biomarkers across drug discovery and development and into the clinic is key to enabling close monitoring of a drug candidate’s effects. Biomarkers can range from specific molecules such as a protein, a gene sequence, or expressed RNA to physiological parameters such as blood pressure. Biomarkers may be detected in a specific location or tissue or in plasma and other bodily fluids.

Biochemical and Cellular Assays

Biochemical and Cellular Assays
Biochemical and cellular pharmacology teams develop and validate assays to support research across drug discovery and development. These assays range from discovery approaches with high sample throughput to high-content analysis to gain an understanding of biological response both in vitro and in vivo.

Instrument Validation, Service, and Technical Support

Technical Support


Instrument Validation and CFR-Compliant Software
Self-service and field based IQ/OQ options, and 21 CFR Part 11 regulatory-compliant instrument software

Expert Care

Expert Care Service Plans
Service options to cover IQ/OQ,  preventive maintenance, and remote and onsite service

ISO Certificates

ISO Certificates
U.S. Manufacturing ISO 9001:2008
U.K. Manufacturing ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2012
Singapore Manufacturing ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003

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