From target identification and validation to lead optimization and beyond, understanding biological processes is integral to every aspect of the discovery process. In-depth knowledge of the complexities of the disease pathology allows us to systematically interrogate targets, aiding in the design of compounds that will transition to lead optimization and supporting the identification of development candidates. Our biologists will play a critical role in your drug discovery project at Charles River, asking the right questions to ensure that the biology of the whole system is considered.