About us

The Preclinical Drug Development Platform (PCDDP) is a state-of-the-art facility situated on the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University in South Africa, established in 2011.

The platform is equipped with highly sophisticated equipment, environmental control and data capturing systems. Qualified professionals are able to conduct various types of preclinical studies of new products being developed, as South Africa rises to the challenge issued by the Department of Science and Technology to build a vibrant pharmaceutical industry in the country. This includes the production of pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, phytomedicines, as well as other botanically derived medicines.

The PCDDP is a place where excellence is pursued. We invite you to explore our facility with us, to share in the excitement of our work as we close the gap between pharmaceutical and phytochemical research and development (R&D) and the market.