About Icagen

The capability and expertise to advance your drug discovery program

About Icagen


Icagen is an integrated early discovery partner, offering clients specialized technologies and deep scientific expertise to solve myriad challenges and optimize efficiency moving from target to lead. We work in multi-year, integrated programs, as well as individual projects to fill gaps in R&D efforts.  The process begins with druggable targets, and our scientists bring exceptional experience in kinases, GPCR’s, ion channels and transporters. We work with clients to determine drug feasibility using state-of-the-art computational chemistry methods. Once a target is selected, we can combine virtual screening, ultra-high throughput screening (uHTS), biology and medicinal chemistry to generate viable leads in a much shorter time than has traditionally been possible.

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The Icagen Team

Icagen has a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team of scientists and industry leaders with a proven track record of drug discovery and advancement from target identification through clinical evaluation for multiple classes of ion channels.

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Our Mission

Icagen’s mission is to lead advancement of early drug discovery for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry by harnessing our first in class expertise and capabilities while maintaining focus on our partners and unmet therapeutic needs.

Our Facilities

Icagen has two facilities – one in Durham, North Carolina, and the other in Tucson, Arizona. Our Durham facility is home to Icagen’s Ion Channel and Transporter expertise, including our proprietary Xrpro® X-ray fluorescence technology. Our Tucson facility was acquired from Sanofi and is a state-of-the-art drug discovery site with a highly experienced team that offers capabilities covering target assessment through hit identification and optimization to lead selection.

Intellectual Property

Icagen benefits from a solid IP estate, including 58 issued and pending patents, the majority of which involve their X-ray fluorescence-based technology called XRpro.


Icagen, Inc. is a provider of drug discovery services with locations in the heart of Cambridge, MA and Research Triangle Park, NC. We pride ourselves on the quality and expertise of our employees and actively seek to attract the best people who have excellent skills, work ethic, and integrity, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. Icagen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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