SB Drug Discovery is a Scottish-based, leading ion channel partner delivering very specialist, fast, robust drug discovery services. Without a Cambridge or US base, the business’ location was perceived as a potential barrier to entry and required strategic support to elevate the branding and messaging status to compete in the global market.

We worked with SB Drug Discovery to create a new visual identity that would help the business to punch above its weight. Using a clean, consistent and classically corporate design style, the business was given the look of an established global company. As a point of visual difference the logo marque is styled to reflect an ion channel.

Whilst differentiating from the competition, the new identity also positions the business a serious, professional, player. Supported with a refined messaging guide, the project is being rolled out across all marketing collateral on and offline and is helping the business to compete for bigger and longer contracts.

Brand Director, Vicki Whetton, said of the project:

“With large international competition, SB Drug Discovery was looking for a new brand identity, messaging, collateral and website that could effectively compete on an international scale. The new brand we have created effectively showcases its point of difference, niche expertise and solid reputation giving clarity and credibility in equal measure.”