Thorough API characterization is a vital first step in our development process. Our scientists combine decades of pre-formulation expertise with an extensive understanding of commercial pharmaceutical manufacturing processes to help you develop and commercialize products in liquid formulations, semi-solid dosage forms, and aerosol manufacturing.

Pre-Formulation Services

  • Raw material sourcing
  • Solubility profiles
  • Partition coefficient of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)
  • API compatibility with excipients
  • Stability testing
  • Analytical method development and method transfer
  • API characterization
    • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
    • Powder X-ray diffraction
    • Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy
    • Particle morphology by optical microscopy
  • Drug formulation and packaging compatibility
  • Surface tension of aqueous and nonaqueous liquids