Imaging Probe Development Center and Chemical Genomics Center

Rockville, Maryland

This three-story renovation was developed to serve these leading National Institutes of Health research departments. IPDC develops sensitive probes for use in various imaging systems. NCGC develops and screens molecular compounds and data to accelerate the translation of the completed human genome into advancements in human health. The specialized environments include Molecular Modeling Labs with bio-computational and informatic systems for chemists and molecular biologists, Organic Synthesis Labs using intensive synthetic chemistry and analytical equipment (mass spectrometry, optical spectrometry, NMR) for radioisotope and PET probe design; Assay Development Lab using large scale robotics to screen compounds; Medicinal Chemistry Labs; Probe Development Labs to produce chemical probes and Chem-Informatics Section to develop a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).