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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

To Suspend or Not to Suspend

October 1, 2021

Suspending an API in a topical drug product can be an appropriate alternative to a dissolved API, and can lead to better product outcomes. The potential advantages associated with suspensions are sometimes overlooked when developing topical formulations.

Making pimple popping a thing of the past

August 30, 2021

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