The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals has extensive experience with pharmaceutical formulation development. Let us help you scientifically formulate your new product.


Formulation Development

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


Pharmaceutical Formulation Development

Examples of pharmaceutical formulation development performed by UIP include:

  • Standard immediate release solid oral dosage forms
  • Sterile solutions and lyophilized powders
  • Oral solutions and suspensions
  • Topical creams, gels, and ointments
  • Sustained release tablets produced using coating technology or hydrophilic matrixes
  • Enteric coated tablets and capsules
  • Hot-melt filled capsules

Furthermore, UIP has extensive experience using roller compaction, fluid bed granulation, and traditional wet granulation techniques to formulate solid oral dosage forms.

The first step of many of our projects is formulation of dosage forms. Once the development of an acceptable formulation is accomplished and test batches of finished dosage forms produced, UIP has the capability to develop and validate analytical methods to perform analytical testing on the finished dosage forms. This assures their quality and stability, and allows the production of clinical supplies.

UIP also has the capability to begin range finding studies as a starting point for subsequent process and formulation validation studies.


Filled Bottles Awaiting LabelingFor more information about our formulation development services please, consult the UIPDC page and/or Contact Us.