Drugdesigntech develops innovative computational solutions to support drug discovery, with a focus on knowledge management and decision support for both biologic therapeutics and small molecule drug discovery.

The company was founded in 2007 by Cédric Merlot and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The technical expertise has been gathered from biologists and chemists working within the pharmaceutical industry who have a passion for drug discovery and informatics.

This deep understanding of the needs for protein, antibodies and small molecule drug design and discovery has resulted in a new suite of software capable of handling all aspects of drug discovery.

A bridge between bioinformatics and chemoinformatics

Combining the worlds of bioinformatics and cheminformatics, we offer computational solutions that allow in-context decision support for the discovery of therapeutics. Our experience in large pharma and biotechs makes that we understand easily the needs and the individual languages used in each area of the discovery process (biology, protein engineering, screening, chemistry, pharmacology); our passion for informatics allows us to deliver state-of-the-art technical solutions and easy-to-use interfaces.

Expertise in scientific data warehousing

Thanks to an extensive practical experience in data management for drug discovery, Drugdesigntech has successfully implemented several large and medium scale data warehouse. We understand exactly what it takes to provide you with all your data entry and data capture needs. Our data warehouse solution Biocorpora offer a secure, scalable, easy manageable infrastructure to deep analytics or data mining capabilities and robust reporting combined with a true ease of use.



Cédric Merlot

Cédric is the database architect, software developer and founder of Drugdesigntech SA. With a strong track record in computer science and machine learning algorithms he has worked for leading biopharmaceutical companies and has been focusing on bioinformatics-based solutions for data management and complex multi-disciplinary drug discovery programs for more than 20 years. Cédric is based in Switzerland and provides clients worldwide with customized solutions that enable them to execute their R&D activities more effectively.


Tina Riedel

As Director of Business Development, Tina integrates her passion and expertise in immunology and oncology with the vision of leveraging breakthrough antibody drug discoveries and accelerating customer’s research and clinical efforts by Drugdesigntech’s bioinformatics automation solutions. She has a PhD in biochemistry and brings 15 years of experience in academic research and R&D for small molecules and biologics.