CDD Vault User Testimonials

JoAnne Babula

"We were spun out of academia and didn't have any data tracking system. With CDD Vault we are now able to compile all results in one place and compare different compounds on the same page - really useful! The ELN is very beneficial as well. We can easily prepare a slide deck from the well-organized data to present to investors and partners."

Dr. Takeshi Yura, Ph.D. VP Medicinal Chemistry, Jubilant Biosys


VP Medicinal Chemistry, Jubilant Biosys

"CDD Vault has been an invaluable resource for our team. Its intuitive operating system allows us to view essential chemistry and biology data at key points of our project lifecycles. CDD complements our onshore and offshore collaborations in a stable and secure manner with quality data point representation for simple yet evocative conclusions. We highly recommend this to anyone who works with loads of scientific data and needs to glean worthy insights regularly."

Carl Nathan MD


Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine
"We have collaborated with numerous academic groups and companies on the CDD Vault platform over the past 10 years. People come and go, but CDD provides a stable foundation to manage data for all our collaborations. It also has robust security features that satisfy our pharma partners, which is no easy feat."
Iwan Grin, Lab Manager, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

"CDD was love at first sight for me. It is so intuitive to use that I picked it up in one day before I even received any training. The system is great for managing both structured and unstructured data."

Timothy Richardson

"CDD Vault allows teams to access and view all their data in one place using a simple and versatile web-based portal tailored for medicinal chemistry. Highly recommend for academics and early biotechs that need to get started quickly without any prior experience with database architectures."


"CDD Vault offers a nice balance of functionality and cost. The ease of user, molecule and data management, along with the ability to grow and scale with our company makes CDD Vault an excellent choice for us."

Jarrod Medeiros


Director of Informatics & IT, Casma Therapeutics

"Getting CDD Vault at an early stage pays dividends. Among other things, having clean data that is easily shareable is very valuable down the road when it's time to form partnerships with other organizations."

Christopher Barden

"CDD Vault anticipates the way people will do their science and makes importing data as easy as possible. In other systems, I knew the backend was powerful but needed to be a NASA engineer to customize the front end. CDD is set up from ground up to be the most intuitive interface possible. We’ve saved about 1 week worth of time already in six months of using CDD Vault, which frees people up to focus on the science rather than dealing with the IT backend."

Dr. Chris Lipinski, Pfizer, Retired, CDD Scientific Advisory Board


Pfizer, Retired, CDD Scientific Advisory Board

"CDD Vault presents data and associated tools that capture the relationship between chemical structure and biological activity. Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) data substantially improve the distributed drug discovery process."

Scott Silveria, PhD Principal Data Analyst, Arcus Biosciences


Principal Data Analyst, Arcus Biosciences
“CDD Vault is a great choice for a start-up and has scaled well as our Research enterprise has expanded rapidly. Our scientists find the protocol and GUI structure to be excellent. From my perspective as a data analyst, the API has enabled me to code and automate complex custom analyses and automate integration and sharing of chemical and biological data for presentations which has been an exceptional time-saver for the laboratory researchers.”
Photo of Ellen L. Berg, Ph.D Chief Scientific Officer, Translational Biology for Eurofins Discovery


Chief Scientific Officer, Translational Biology, Eurofins DiscoverX

“CDD easily allows us to securely collaborate, while keeping some data private, all in one system.”

Digamber Rane

"Continuity is a big issue in academia with so much knowledge being lost due to lab member turnover. With CDD Vault ELN, we have easy access to experiments from 5 years ago without digging through endless notebook pages. CDD is a launching pad that brings new scientists up to speed and gives them the freedom to focus on creative thinking."

Julio Medina, CEO R2M Pharma

"I have evaluated different systems during my 25 years in the biotech industry. For us, the main factor in choosing CDD Vault was the ease of implementation—how intuitive and easy the system is to use. Sometimes you get systems that are very powerful, but only one person who is trained can use it. Most of us like systems where it's so easy to use that it doesn't require a big learning process to get value from it."

Gabriel Gracia

"CDD Vault provides a centralized system where the entire team can view and compare compounds side by side. We can focus on meaningful discussions and not worry about data being in different places. It's also easy to put together presentations for investors because all the data is already there."

Jeffrey Albert


SVP of Medicinal Chemistry, X-Chem

“I feel like CDD people are just like me. Their support staff know what I want from informatics and articulate it better than I can. No other company comes even close.”

SCOTT THACHER, PHD CEO, Orphagen Pharmaceuticals

"We looked at many options for a chemistry database. CDD is an economical and effective solution: the flexible web-based interface without need for internal IT support fits our small company requirements very well. And CDD is fun to work with."

Jim Wikel, Apexian Pharmaceuticals, CDD Scientific Advisory Board

Jim Wikel

Apexian Pharmaceuticals, CDD Scientific Advisory Board

"CDD Vault gives us the ability to see the data as it’s put into the database with very little training. So it’s easy and intuitive to do."

Dr. Bryan Roth, MD PHD

"The CDD Database is an extremely elegant platform. I highly recommend it for anyone generating drug discovery data."

Robert Gillespie

Rob Gillespie

Research Scientist/Engineer, University of Washington

"If it's not in CDD, it didn't happen."

Mary Lynn Baniecki, PHD Harvard Medical School

"It’s a great tool for mining and sharing data with collaborators. I’ve used a couple of other programs, but they don’t put everything together so intuitively."

Oliv Eidam


Associate Director Data Science, Ridgeline Discovery

"I only start working on proteins and antibodies once they are registered in CDD Vault. Spreadsheets don't work because you don't know which version is up to date. I trust the Vault as the single source of accurate data."


"We had Excel sheets all over the place and data from different projects that were just separated in different folders and after a while, it got to the point that it was just hard to manage. We chose CDD, and we’re really happy with the service and the cost and the way the database is evolving."

Jim Lanter


Senior Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Arkuda Therapeutics

“The Vault’s powerful and flexible system not only facilitates rapid compound registration from our external medicinal chemistry teams but also seamlessly integrates this information with a wide range of in vitro and in vivo testing results. This enables rapid assessment of the developing SAR across multiple dimensions; everyone appreciates how well the system works while requiring virtually no internal IT support.”

Jim Mckerrow


UCSD, CDD Scientific Advisory Board

"Five years ago our lab tested 20 compounds a year with no way to handle 200. Today, with CDD’s software, we can fully process 3,000 new compounds per year and advance the best compounds to late-stage development."

Andy Hogben Redbrick molecular

“Redbrick selected CDD Vault because it fulfilled all our technical specifications, was user-friendly and inherently flexible.”

CDD VAULT by Collaborative Drug Discovery is a simple and 100% secure data management platform hosted through an intuitive web interface

CDD Vault helps your project team manage, analyze, and present chemical structures, biological assays, and other scientific data.


CDD VAULT by Collaborative Drug Discovery is a simple and 100% secure data management platform hosted through an intuitive web interface


CDD Vault helps your project team manage, analyze, and present chemical structures, biological assays, and other scientific data.