World-class organic and medicinal chemistry ensures the most promising discoveries are translated into viable leads.


Robust informatics tools optimize our workflow and our capacity to organize, query and understand the chemical diversity and biomedical application of our discoveries.

Marine Discovery

Worldwide marine expeditions enable us to sustainably investigate the complex chemistries of poorly studied biodiversity hotspots.

Marine Inspiration for New Therapeutics

We collect and catalogue an extensive and diverse repository of these exquisitely complex and potent molecules and combine it with robust informatics tools, genomic information, and world-class organic and medicinal chemistry expertise to generate new pre-clinical leads for a broad range of diseases.

Marine Inspiration for New Therapeutics

Sustainably discovering and translating the chemical diversity of the world’s oceans into novel drugs that treat human disease.

Why Oceans?

The oceans and marine environments cover over 70% of our world and average nearly two miles in depth. A recent worldwide collaboration and decade long study, the First Census of Marine Life 2010, failed to approximate the number of unknown species in the ocean. These findings support the notion that so much life remains to be discovered and that the world’s oceans represent a vast, untapped source of novel chemistry.

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An Optimized Approach

Our proprietary Discovery approach is designed to generate the best marine-inspired pre-clinical leads across a wide breath of disease including cancer, HIV and infectious disease, and overcome the challenges faced in marine drug discovery.

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