The different topics developed at the Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA) are directed towards the design, synthesis and analysis of small molecules likely to have biological activities.

The institute is a Mixed Research Unit (UMR 7311) of the University of Orleans and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

ICOA is also a member of:

and is a corresponding lab of French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) LRC M09.