In 2013, the Sherbrooke Pharmacology Institute (IPS) set up a project to centralize molecules synthesized by its members. This initiative allows the development of a unique collection of compounds of great structural diversity.

The increase of chemical knowledge is necessary in order to successfully identify molecules effective on the new therapeutic targets. The compounds of the IPS Chemical Library are very distinct from those found in commercial libraries and are structurally complex for a majority of them. The compounds are stored and listed in a format compatible with the various high throughput screening platforms (HTS). To date, nearly a thousand unique molecules make up the IPS Chemical Library.

This collection is shared with several screening centers including the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) and the Center for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) in order to be tested on various biological targets and several copies are available for academic or industrial screening programs. This initiative is open to any chemist wishing to explore the therapeutic potential of its molecules. In addition, the distribution of the IPS Chemical Library can also serve as a starting point for enriching interdisciplinary collaborations between chemists and biologists. If you are interested in enriching the collection of the IPS Chemical Library or if you would like a copy of it, contact Prof. Éric Marsault.


Development Phase


Contact: Éric Marsault
Phone: +1 819 821-8000 ext.72433

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