We transform discoveries into therapeutics

The Cascadia Drug Development Group was founded by seasoned industry experts who are passionate about drug development. We offer a wide range of expertise integrated within a single framework. CDDG provides both strategic consulting support and end to end oversight of therapeutic development. Importantly, we help build quality into a program early and focus on successfully bridging the gap between discovery and clinical testing. By offering a flexible and virtual structure and leveraging an externalized research model, we easily adapt to client and project needs and reduce overall costs. In this way, we help to efficiently advance and rapidly de-risk projects. Our aspiration is to enable a sustainable paradigm for development that maximizes the value of excellent therapeutic opportunities around the globe.

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CDDG offers a broad range of expertise

CDDG provides both strategic guidance and access to a full range of drug development expertise. For example, at early project phase we support target validation and identification of a lead molecule to facilitate optimal positioning for later development. We have a strong scientific background in immunology and oncology and support a number of therapeutic areas, including inflammatory and autoimmune disease, infectious disease and oncology. Through our growing network of affiliates, CDDG offers subject matter expertise in such areas as protein engineering, toxicology, PKDM and Regulatory. At later stages we can map plans to the clinic and help partners prepare for interactions with regulators. Importantly, all CDDG experts bring considerable hands-on industry experience and are adept at supporting a variety of projects. In addition, we provide access to an expanded range of drug development expertise and services through our strategic partners.


Some of our specific areas of focus

Below are areas we can help with. If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask. We have an extensive network of outside experts and strategic partners and can usually find what you need. A key advantage of our approach is that all support is coordinated within the CDDG framework, thereby improving communication efficiency and enabling more opportunities for synergy.


indication selection

ASSAY DEVELOPMENT and qualification 


protein engineering

BIOINFORMATICS and systems biology  






clinical TRIAL DESIGN and management





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