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Our formulation, analytical and quality groups move products quickly to regulatory approval.



We are responsive and able to react quickly to the changing needs of our clients.



We focus our expertise in topical product development to accomplish your project goals.


Dow Development Laboratories, LLC (DDL) was founded on a simple philosophy: to utilize our topical product development experience and scientific expertise to support the development of top-quality pharmaceutical products while building successful relationships with our client-partners.

Based in Northern California, DDL is an FDA-registered, cGMP compliant formulation and manufacturing organization that provides expert product development services to our clients.

Dow Development Labs specializes in:

  • Formulation Development & Optimization of Topical Products
  • Analytical Method Development & Validation
  • R&D, GLP & GMP Product Manufacturing and Filling
  • Packaging Compatibility and Stability Studies
  • GMP Clinical Supplies Packaging, Labeling and Distribution
  • CMC Documentation Support & Product Development Consulting

Learn more about DDL’s services:

  • Decades of experience in topical product design and development
  • A reliable, experienced quality team to assure regulatory compliance
  • Driven to exceed client expectations


DDL's Blog: FormulationForum

Making pimple popping a thing of the past

August 30, 2021

Acneic skin can involve inflammation, comedones, excess sebum production and bacteria.

Ask a Formulator: What is the Purpose and Approach to Solubility Studies?

May 7, 2021

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re the precipitate: Solubility studies are an essential first step in topical formulation development. Read about the factors to consider when designing a solubility study for an API for use in a topical drug product.