About IOS

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (IOS) is a state research institute specializing in organic chemistry, pharmaceutical research, molecular biology, and bioorganic chemistry.

IOS is the leading drug discovery and development centre in the Baltics. We have delivered 18 original and more than 70 generic medicines to our industrial partners. 


The mission of LIOS is incorporated in the LIOS development strategy 2016-2021 stating that LIOS aims to successfully merge achievements of innovative academic research in organic chemistry and pharmacology with competence in applied research of medicinal chemistry, thus, contributing to the development of science in Latvia and quality of life of society.


According to Statutes, the aim of IOS is to conduct scientific activity in the fields of chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, biology and other natural sciences in accordance with State defined politics of development of science and technology.

IOS has defined two strategic goals:

  • to become the leading EU research centre of drug discovery;
  • to establish a fully integrated drug discovery and preclinical development platform.