Chemical Library

Part of the Chimiothèque Nationale (CN – French National Chemical Library), the chimiothèque of ICSN is a chemical library of substances collected in the different laboratories of the Institute. Containing 5300 compounds, synthetic or natural, the chemical library of ICSN is a unique chemical pool accessible for the research of new biological tools potentially leading to new drugs.

The collection does not include any commercial products or compounds from commercial bookshops.

Chemical Library Composition

Natural substances were extracted from the leaves of plants collected by ICSN in 6 big spots of biodiversity around the world.

Several screenings have led to the identification of hits that may have applications in various fields: ageing, cardiovascular diseases, slimming, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-pathogenic plants, anti-virus, anti-bacterial, fungicidal, anti-malarial, pesticides….

These evaluations have led to numerous academic and industrial collaborations in France and abroad.

The chemical library does not allow simultaneous screening on identical targets by different partners.

Manager: Catherine Guillou (+33 1 69 82 30 75)

Platform engineer : Sandra Beaupierre (+33 1 69 82 30 75)

  • Compounds are available either as powder or in solution at 10 mg/mL or 1 mg/mL in DMSO in 96-well plates
  • Sample selection assistance
  • « Hit-to-lead » expertise