Please explore the information provided below to learn more about the capabilities available at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's Applied Pharmaceutics Lab (APhL).

The APhL has experience with the development and manufacture of experimental, prototype, and traditional dosage forms. The APhL provides unmatched expertise and high quality services while still maintaining affordable pricing. At the APhL, clients enjoy the benefits of nurturing and creativity stemming from a university mindset of innovation.


  • Feasibility
  • Proof of concept
  • First-in-man
  • Formulation development
  • Quality by Design (QbD)
  • Analytical methods development
  • Sample testing
  • Stability testing
  • Phase I GMP clinical supplies

Sample Work Scopes:

  • Taste masking of pediatric liquid using e-tongue technology
  • Placebo matching to complex botanical blend
  • Formulation of poorly soluble compound
  • DSC and TGA analysis of NCE
  • GMP sustained release tablets
  • Particle size analysis by laser diffraction of micronized drug
  • Spray drying of polymer ophthalmic
  • Over-encapsulation of tablets
  • Formulation and testing of EPA and DHA fish oil capsules
  • Shelf life testing of nasal inhaler
  • Bi-layer tablet compaction profiles
  • Method development for testing of radiated product
  • GMP capsules and placebos
  • Freeze-thaw studies of re-constituted medications
  • Prototype formulations of nerve toxic topical cream

Industries Served:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Nutraceutical
  • Botanical
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Veterinary
  • Devices

Sample Clients:

  • Government Agencies (NIH, FDA, NASA, USP)
  • Universities (Purdue, Tufts, Johns Hopkins, UM, Pitt, UNC, Rutgers)
  • Companies (Confidential)