NEOMED Institute, Saint-Laurent, Canada

Resident companies


The small molecules site (Saint-Laurent) hosts strategic companies playing a key role in the life sciences value chain. Our resident companies offer services in medicinal chemistry, assay development, DMPK, intellectual property, and strategic recruitment consulting. We are continuously evolving and will continue to populate the site with entrepreneurial companies operating predominantly in the development of small molecule therapeutics.

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NEOMED Institute

NEOMED Institute is a not-for-profit drug discovery and development organization whose mission is to foster the development of promising therapeutic approaches emerging from academia and biotechnology companies. We support the development of projects up to the stage of human proof of concept. We operate in a virtual mode using the services of our Saint-Laurent and Laval facilities.

NEOMED Institute is jointly funded by the pharmaceutical industry, the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec, and the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) of Canada.

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An innovative company with an aim to significantly improve efficiency of drug discovery process from lead identification through lead optimization to development candidates. With an excellent team of highly creative drug discovery scientists trained in world reputed laboratories and deep experience in drug discovery & development from pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Pfizer, Wyeth, Schering-Plough, AstraZeneca and Boehringer-Ingelheim, we offer collaborative opportunities to provide most efficient solutions.

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Amplia PharmaTek Inc. is a unique drug discovery and development service provider focused on serving the needs of our clients in Discovery Biology, Disease Pharmacology and non-GLP Toxicology. The passion of Amplia PharmaTek’s team is to deliver customer-oriented, collaborative, comprehensive and cost-effective services to emerging Biotech companies, academic institutions and non-profit research organizations.

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A medicinal chemistry-focused R&D organization specializing in identifying novel leads and optimizing them as successful clinical candidates. We have an established track record with clinical candidates in psychosis, depression, Alzheimer’s and pain. We provide full discovery support (computational chemistry, design, synthesis, and DMPK) to our partners in pharma and biotech where innovation and proven delivery-expertise are needed.

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enGene is leader in nucleotide delivery to the intestine. The Company has developed a highly flexible nucleotide (DNA and RNAi) delivery technology targeting mucosal tissues to treat numerous prevalent, chronic diseases via the induction or suppression of protein expression levels. enGene’s platform technology has the ability to significantly impact diseases of mucosal tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, lung and bladder as well as provide systemic delivery of therapeutic proteins from the gut to treat diabetes, anemia, hemophilia and others. The Company is initially applying its technology to localize delivery of immune-modulating proteins to the intestinal mucosa for treating inflammatory bowel disease.

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Cyclenium Pharma is an emerging pharmaceutical research and development company pursuing development of selected product opportunities in areas of unsatisfied medical need, while simultaneously creating a second generation macrocyclic drug discovery technology. We are building value through progression of our internal programs, and establishing collaborations with innovative pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies seeking to drug difficult disease targets.

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KDM is a contract research organization providing services to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. We offer services to help clients identify key aspects in PK, PD, and metabolism to move projects forward. These services include analytical and bioanalytical method development/validation, analytical and bioanalytical analysis of samples in various in vitro, preclinical and clinical matrixes, impurity and metabolite structure elucidation, and experimental evaluation of physical chemistry and pharmaceutical properties including drug metabolism, drug-drug interaction, plasma protein binding, solubility, stability, and formulations.

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AptoChem specializes in the custom synthesis of stable labeled (D, 13C,15N) and radiolabeled (14C) reference standards, test articles, pharmaceuticals and their metabolites. AptoChem can synthesize a wide variety of small molecules and fine chemicals in the milligram to gram scale. Our goal is to provide our clients with a specialized custom synthetic chemistry service of the highest quality in the industry at the lowest possible price and in shortest possible turnaround time.

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Founded in 1892, ROBIC, L.L.P. is an internationally renowned firm of lawyers, patent and trade-mark agents specialized in Intellectual Property and Business Law. Headquarted in Montreal, ROBIC is a Canadian firm with more than 175 people including 23 partners and 45 professionals. We provide dynamic and entrepreneurial assistance and representation to clients in executing business transactions in addition to managing, protecting, enforcing and commercialising their intellectual capital.

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Progeneca Biotech provides quality services to small and large biotech companies as well as to the academic sector. Amongst the services we provide are gene cloning, expression, purification of proteins and small molecules, protein modification, protein characterization, in-vitro assays using spectrophotometer, fluorescence, HPLC and chromatography based assays, biomarkers enrichment & proteomics, mass spectrometry analyses, Pre-IND and IND filing and consultancy. We have vast experience in Analytical methods development as required by FDA and its Canadian and European counterparts. Our expertise in protein drug R&D, from cloning to purified protein product, can shorten R&D time and can facilitate faster drug development processes.

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Chorus, an autonomous division of Eli Lilly and Company, is an early phase drug development group that cost-effectively advances candidate molecules from discovery through clinical Proof of Concept (PoC).

The Chorus mission is to deliver definitive, quality PoC data enabling our business partners to efficiently sort a large stream of innovative candidates. The goal of Chorus is to deliver PoC data that permits informed go-no go investment decisions and, in the case of successful assets, drives a large step-up in probability of technical success and value. We do this by combining an integrated, virtual drug development platform with a more efficient drug development paradigm to deliver best-in-industry productivity. Taking the Chorus approach to early stage development, our business partners can markedly reduce the cost of early technical attrition while maintaining a call back option for promising assets.

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Founded in 2004, Lange Consulting is a human resources consulting company specialized in the strategic management of human resources offering a variety of services such as, implementation of compensation strategies, performance review programs, management of competencies, pay equity programs, coaching of executives and managers as well as the management of recruitment. In addition, Lange Consulting offers companies a personalized service of outsourcing of human resources management (“HR in the box”).

Composed of an experienced team of consultants in human resources, Lange Consulting has accumulated over 30 years of experience across North America and Europe in Life Sciences, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Industrial Technologies, Service Organizations as well as in the manufacturing sector.

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Assay development is a complex process than can rapidly become a bottleneck in both basic research and drug discovery laboratories. BioAuxilium Research provides customized services in biochemical, cell-based and biomarker assay development across a number of therapeutic areas using various high-throughput technology platforms.

BioAuxilium also offers preclinical sample testing services using no-wash immunoassay technologies. Regardless of the scope of your project, we can design and develop a robust, sensitive and reproducible assay that will meet your requirements and expectations.

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Domain Therapeutics NA is the Canadian subsidiary of Domain Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company located in Strasbourg, France, dedicated to the discovery and early development of small molecules targeting G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs), one of the most important classes of drug targets.

Domain Therapeutics discovers GPCR drugs by exploiting its innovative and differentiated technologies. The company’s pipeline is composed of new chemical entities, ranging from hits to preclinical candidates for significant CNS and metabolic disorders.

Establishing a presence in Montreal is part of the company’s strategy for bringing to market a new GPCR-specific biosensor technology, BioSens-All(TM), developed at the Institute of Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the University of Montreal in the team of Professor Michel Bouvier. BioSens-All(TM) technology enables a deeper understanding of the GPCR signaling pathways that are activated by each candidate molecule and thus predict its pharmacological profile.

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Cerebrasol Ltd. specializes in the design and delivery of focused preclinical research packages, using electrophysiological recording techniques for nervous system indications such as pain, neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease), psychiatric disorders, movement disorders and obesity. We prepare your compounds for clinical development by providing a flexible, highly skilled service with fast turnaround tailored to our clients’ needs, delivering key proof-of-concept, drug efficacy, mechanism of action data and more.

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Inception Sciences Canada is a small molecule drug discovery company. Our focus is creating high-value therapies with transformative potential to address diseases and disorders with significant unmet needs. Through partnerships with academic experts, we are translating biological insights into first-in-class drugs.

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Stratuscent Inc. develops CLOUDSENSE, an electronic nose platform. CLOUDSENSE is a ubiquitous chemical sensing platform technology that can quantify and identify chemical footprints that are omnipresent in our environment. The ability to sense chemical fingerprints in a ubiquitous computing environment can provide the context to the decision making process in smart devices.

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Banook Group

Banook Group

Banook Group is one of the few established international providers capable of supplying cardiac safety, central imaging and endpoint adjudication services to pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies, CROs and nonprofit organizations. Its mission is to help its clients invent tomorrow’s healthcare, using qualitative, reliable and innovative solutions in early to late stage clinical trials and ultimately to bring new solutions to the market for the benefit of patients worldwide. Its medical and regulatory expertise, quality-driven approach and team availability make the Banook Group a key player for clinical trial services.

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Repare Therapeutics

Repare Therapeutics is developing new, precision oncology drugs for patients that target specific vulnerabilities of tumor cells. Its approach integrates insights from several fields of cell biology including DNA repair and synthetic lethality. Repare’s platform combines a proprietary, high throughput, CRISPR‐enabled gene editing target discovery method with high‐resolution protein crystallography, computational biology and clinical informatics.

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Private: EPIGeNE Therapeutics

EPIGeNE Therapeutics Inc. was spun out of the NEOMED Institute in December 2017. EPIGeNE Therapeutics is dedicated to advancing novel epigenetic inhibitors for the targeted treatment of cancer. EPIGeNE Therapeutics has generated six distinct chemical series/scaffolds from which a portfolio of novel orally bioavailable epigenetic inhibitors is advancing through preclinical development. The lead molecule, NEO2734, currently in preclinical IND qualifying toxicology stage of development, is an orally-bioavailable, likely once-daily and potentially first-in-class and differentiated dual Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal domain (BET) and Cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CREB)-binding protein (CBP) and E1A interacting protein of 300 kDa (EP300 or P300) CBP/P300 inhibitor. First-in-Human clinical trial is planned for 2019.

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Molecular Forecaster Inc.

Molecular Forecaster Inc. is a Canadian, Montreal-based scientific software company that distributes the FORECASTER and VIRTUAL CHEMIST computational platforms while offering contract research services. These platforms are used for drug discovery, metabolism prediction, combinatorial chemistry, and catalyst design. We currently service clients in small biotechnology and larger pharmaceutical companies, whereas we provide our software free for academic research. We are a team of specialized scientists with work experience in medicinal, synthetic, and computational chemistry. We leverage our knowledge of chemical principles to investigate and solve chemical and biochemical problems virtually; we develop our own high accuracy programs with unique, customizable features.

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