The University of Iowa

Contract Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing, and Testing Services

As the largest and most experienced university-affiliated FDA-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the United States that produces both sterile and non-sterile dosage forms, we have been developing formulations, manufacturing products, and conducting analytical testing for almost 45 years.  UIP can support the manufacturing and testing of both clinical and commercial products. 

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UI Pharmaceuticals Awarded NIH-NCATS for PTH-IA

UI Pharmaceuticals, an Iowa-based provider of contract pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing services and a division of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, has been awarded a new NCATS  contract, “Dosage Form Development, Manufacture, and Stability Studies of PTH‐IA” by the NIH. 

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UI Pharmaceuticals is Growing!

UI Pharmaceuticals is proud to announce that we have added 14 new positions so far this year. All positions will assist with business operations. We take pride in all our achievements, celebrate our differences, and look forward to continued growth in the future.

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UI Pharmaceuticals Joins the Fight Against COVID-19!

UI Pharmaceuticals has mobilized its unique resources to support novel treatments for patients suffering with COVID-19 infections.  Story regarding the UI Pharmaceuticals partnerships with companies seeking new drugs to treat patients with the novel coronavirus published on University of Iowa website

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UI Pharmaceuticals Collaboration: Alume Biosciences to begin Phase 1/2 clinical trial with investigational drug ALM-488 using supplies produced and tested at UI Pharmaceuticals

University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UI Pharmaceuticals), a division of the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy, is supporting Alume Biosciences Inc. by manufacturing and testing clinical drug supplies of Alume’s investigational drug ALM-488. This drug is being evaluated as a nerve imaging candidate for head and neck injury.


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UI Pharmaceuticals featured in IowaNow and the Gazette

Articles published in IowaNow and the Gazette featuring UI Pharmaceuticals initiative to manufacture hand sanitizer for UI Hospitals & Clinics. Click links to read the full articles.

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Additional News Articles and Events

University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals is continuously improving its operations, adding new capabilities, and announcing collaborations on new and exciting projects.  Come take a look at all of our news, including events where we will be exhibiting!

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