upperton is a research and development company that specialises in the formulation and spray drying of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products for our clients.
we stand out from the competition due to our knowledge and experience gained from handling an extensive range of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products. with more than 20 years' experience we have successfully spray dried, formulated and characterised a vast range of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products for companies across the globe.
our services and capabilities include the following:
development of spray drying processes from feasibility to development stage
formulation and spray drying of drugs for clinical trials (cgmp)
further processing and characterisation of spray dried formulations
patented drug delivery technologies
consultancy and intellectual property support services
our clients range from large multinational pharmaceutical companies to specialised drug-delivery firms, biotechnology companies and small start-ups. all of our customers share the same goal, a desire to evaluate and utilise new technologies in a timely, cost-effective manner.
the upperton spray drying service offers you the chance to evaluate how your drug can benefit from the use of spray drying. working with us is the quickest, most cost-effective way of assessing the impact of this versatile technology on the formulation of your compound.
spray drying is a flexible yet highly reproducible process that can operate with quantities as small as a few hundred milligrams up to several tonnes. scale-up and technology transfer is relatively straightforward and applications in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry are wide ranging and continue to grow.
some typical uses of spray drying include the following applications:
producing dry powders for delivery in tablets and capsules
enhancing solubility /bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs
creating stable formulations containing proteins and peptides
microencapsulation for modified release and taste-masking