Formulation Development

Every formulation project presents its own unique challenges. Here are some real world examples of our nimble and creative approach to issues that arise in the formulation process.


The purity of a drug substance was improved by optimizing the manufacturing process. First, a comprehensive characterization study was carried out which identified a major degradation product. A critical stability indicating assay was also developed. In-process samples were analyzed in the second phase of research and an improved process condition was recommended and subsequently implemented by the client.


A multi-dose formulation was developed for a product that may not be commercially feasible due to its inherently expensive drug substance. The developed multi-dose dose is not only stable but it also meets antimicrobial preservative effectiveness criteria. In order to develop a convenient device that can deliver the multi-dose formulation, we provided consultation and recommendations for the selection of the best device and subsequent business arrangements with the device manufacturer.


Room temperature stable lyophilized formulations were developed to support military applications. After general stability profile was examined with a preformulation study, lyophilized formulations with acceptable stability and efficient drying cycle were developed.


High concentration antibody formulations were developed to convert IV infusion product to subcutaneous injectable product packaged with prefilled syringe. After understanding the stability profile of the products, a novel formulation technology using approved excipients was applied to achieve high concentration by reducing aggregation, precipitation, and viscosity issues.