Drug Discovery Factory is focused on transforming innovations into successful businesses.

DDF brings together all the skills and capabilities that are required to support scientific founders in turning brilliant scientific discoveries into innovative products.

In the 12 years of existence, DDF has established more than 20 life science companies, employing more than 200 professionals.


Areas of Expertise

  • Finding and managing funding
  • General management
  • Business planning
  • Developing innovative products and technologies
  • Clinical development
  • Finding partners for collaboration and licensing opportunities
  • Negotiating licensing and co-development agreements
  • Intellectual property management

We work with:

Entrepreneurial scientists

DDF is involved in translational medicine, turning discoveries into marketable products or technologies. We participate and invest actively in start-up companies providing hands-on management and expertise. In this symbiotic environment we make sure that both research and business get full attention.

Industrial partners

The DDF group company Calatyze supports innovative life science companies in applying for non-dilutive government funding. Julius Clinical is a world wide operating Clinical Research Organization, counting many blue chip Pharma companies to its clients.


DDF Ventures is a fund that supports its portfolio companies in all aspects of building their businesses. DDFV only invests in the most promising start up companies. As such it offers investors a number of exciting investment opportunities.