The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals offers a full range of contract pharmaceutical services. Let us help you meet your needs.


Comparator Products

Lyophilization Cycle Development


Clinical Supply Manufacturing


Small Scale Commercial Manufacturing


Analytical Method Development and Validation


Routine Quality Control Analysis


Stability Assessment


Formulation Development


Comparator Products


Powder in a Bottle


Preformulation Studies


Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and Excipient Release Testing


QP Release Services


Comparator ProductsProgramming Tablet Coating Processing Parameters

The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals’ (UIP) Solid Dosage Form Products Group has the capability to prepare comparator products for clinical trials via a variety of means, depending on the characteristics of the particular dosage forms.  Techniques that can be used include:

  • Placing products into empty capsule shells and overfilling with inert powders.
  • Milling commercially available products and filling the resultant powder into empty capsule shells.
  • Removing ink logos from commercially available tablets or capsules.
  • Film coating over existing brand marking.
  • Production of look alike placebo dosage forms.




Filling Empty Capsule Shells into Rings

Once your product, appropriate comparators, and/or placebos have been rendered identical in appearance, UIP can weight sort them to ensure the weight of every dosage unit is within the specified weight range.  UIP has the ability to package finished products into bottles or bulk containers and apply labeling.  If desired, patient kits can be assembled and materials shipped directly to clinical sites. 


For more information about our ability to manufacture and package comparator products please Contact Us.