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Industries & Expertise


Imperial College London is a hive of activity in drug discovery and development. Imperial hosts some of the world’s leading scientists as well as the affiliation with Imperial NHS trust, one of the largest academic health systems in Europe.

Based on these cutting edge capabilities, ICON has a proven record in assisting pharmaceutical companies and CROs to develop successful, ground-breaking medicines.

Our consultants are key opinion leader physicians and globally renowned researchers, who are committed to translating their expertise into practice in order to push the boundaries of drug development.

We have helped clients solve a range of problems:


  • Scientific and regulatory advice and protocol assistance

    Our academics have offered scientific, regulatory advice as well as assistance with clinical trial protocols in all therapeutic classes including rare diseases.`

  • Pre-clinical development

    Validated disease models in multiple therapeutic areas, high throughput screening, assays, pre-clinical species PK/PD, imaging, medicinal chemistry, structural synthesis pathways and lead optimisation strategy.

  • Vaccine development

    Identification of antigens, reverse vaccinology, vaccine challenge tests for RSV, malaria and influenza.

  • Molecular Diagnostics Unit (MDU)

    The CPA-accredited Molecular Diagnostic Unit (MDU) provides fast, accurate diagnostic tests for the management of infectious and genetic diseases using latest technology, including next generation sequencing and UPLC. Through ongoing research and development of new diagnostic methods it strives to remain ahead of the field in diagnostic testing and clinical monitoring. 

    The MDU supports the HIV and HTLV trials of the Clinical Trials Centre and patient management for The National Centre for Human Retrovirology and Imperial College Healthcare Trust.

    Work to date has been centred on HIV, hepatitis viruses and sexually transmitted infections - but the clinical requirements of other clients can be catered for, click for more details
  • Access to facilities

    Genomics, biomarker discovery, high throughput mass spec, NMR, X-ray crystallography, advanced PET, advanced MRI, functional MRI and quantitative image analysis using AI.


Whether you need help with pre/clinical development or access to cutting edge validated assays and disease models, we can find the right people to help you solve a problem flexibly and responsively.