Formulation Development

Emerson Resources offers a full range of formulation development services for human and veterinary drug products. We work in close collaboration with sponsors to carefully design effective and scalable formulations.


Dosage Forms

Dosage Forms

Solid Dosage


Immediate release, sustained release, delayed release, chewables, orally disintegrating, sublingual, and bi-layer.


Powder, API-in-capsule, multi-particulates, over-encapsulated, banded, and enteric coated.

Multi-particulates & Powders

Mini-tablets, extruded spheres, drug layered/coated spheres, powders for reconstitution, immediate release, sustained release, and delayed release. Filled into sachets, capsules, or compressed into tablets.

Liquids & Semi-Solids:


Oral, topical, pediatric, and fixed dose combinations


Oral, pediatric, and fixed dose combinations


Creams, gels, and ointments

Emerson Resources is open to supporting unique dosage form and manufacturing processes. Schedule a conversation to discuss the possibilities!

Process Capabilities

Process Capabilities

Spray drying



High Shear Granulation (aqueous or organic solvents)

Fluid Bed Granulation (aqueous or organic solvents)

Roller Compaction

Tableting (mono-layer and bi-layer)


Micro-dosing (API-in-capsule)

Capsule Banding


Tablet coating (aqueous and organic solvent)

Multi-particulate Coating (aqueous and organic solvent)

Solution Preparation

Vacuum Homogenization

Controlled Substances (Schedule II – V)

OEB 1-4

Controlled Release

Solubility Enhancement

Organic Solvent Processing

Light Sensitive

Technical Services

Technical Services

Formulation and Manufacturing Processes Consulting

Alternate Raw Material Source Evaluation

Scale-Up/Technical Transfer Assistance

Formulation Optimization/Rationalization

On-Site Technical Services/Troubleshooting

Third-Party Manufacturing Liaison

Litigation Support



Drug-Excipient Compatibility Studies

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM)

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Particle Size Analysis (LLS)

Forced-Degradation Studies

Solubility Determination (aqueous/solvents)

Intrinsic Dissolution (paddle over disk)

Texture Analysis

Bulk Powder Characterization