2020 Partners

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Expertise Partner

MedPharm is the world leading specialist pharmaceutical development company, committed to the creation and development of bespoke topical and transdermal formulations for application to the skin, nail, mucous membranes, eye, nose and lung. Alongside developing its own patented dermal drug delivery technologies, MedPharm uses its experience to support customers through regulatory approval previously resulting in biowaivers for generic submissions from regulatory authorities and marketing authorisations for over 60 products in the US and Europe.


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Tergus Pharma 

Expertise Partner

Tergus is a full-service topical pharmaceutical research, development, testing and manufacturing company. The company is an industry leader for more than 20 years with a state-of-the-art facility in Durham, North Carolina. The company has a long and stellar reputation for delivering quality and results for clients from formulation through manufacturing, which is why people say, “Think Topical. Think Tergus.”


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Therapeutics Inc.

Expertise Partner

San Diego based, Therapeutics, Inc., The Dermatology CRO was founded in 1997.  Approximately 90% of our activities are focused on developing dermatology products. TI is the only dermatology-focused CRO that provides all services required to move a product concept through non-clinical and clinical stages to FDA approval. During the last 5 years: TI managed >12,000 subjects in >80 clinical studies and filed 18 INDs and IDEs in a variety of drug, device and biologic programs.




Innovation Partner

CPL is a leading contract development and manufacturing organization providing product development and commercial manufacturing of non-sterile liquid and semisolid pharmaceutical and regulated OTC products. Our facilities are registered by FDA and Health Canada and maintain an outstanding record of regulatory compliance. CPL is a reputable contract manufacturer known to provide high quality product with exceptional service. By offering a full-spectrum partnership – from development to commercial production – CPL creates strategic, long-term relationships with our customers.


Derma Tech

Program Partner

At DermTech, we believe there’s a better way to treat skin, and we’re using technology, innovation, and data to fundamentally change the way the world practices dermatology. We have developed technology that assesses skin at the RNA and DNA level, so we can see signs of skin disease far earlier. We call this practice “precision dermatology” and we believe it truly is a new era in disease detection. By pushing the boundaries of areas like cancer detection, inflammatory disease diagnosis, and patient care, we truly believe our technology can change the world.




Innovation Partner

Seppic is a French excipient producer, with a new manufacturing plant in Richmond, Virginia. We develop innovative excipients for the topical drug and medical device market with one focus in mind: to solve formulation issues that current marketed excipients fail to address. With a track record of successfully getting past the “novel” excipient status to one with precedence of use in drugs, Seppic can offer you new solutions to develop and optimize your topical formulation.


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Innovation Partner

proDERM is an internationally renowned CRO with a specialized focus on studies relating to skin and mucous membranes, offering customized and innovative solutions to Sponsors worldwide, running studies in our dedicated clinic and in our growing network of qualified sites in Germany. proDERM has established an excellent reputation as a high-quality provider of trial services, on the basis of an outstanding technical set-up and expertise, including Confocal Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy and many state-of-the art skin measuring devices.





As the leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), DPT is recognized for our expertise in semi-solid and liquid dosage forms, with an established legacy of excellence dating back more than 80 years.

More than any other CDMO, we understand how scale-up will be interwoven into full-scale commercialization from your research and development project. From pre-formulation to commercial manufacturing, you only need one partner to streamline your path from lab to market: DPT does it all.





Established in 2002, Biorasi is a customer-focused, full-service, contract research organization (CRO) that optimizes the design and delivery of dermatology clinical trials and other therapeutic areas. Biorasi has built up years of experience running dermatology trials that initiate, enroll, and file faster than other CROs. Pharmaceutical companies around the globe rely on Biorasi to consistently deliver success in clinical trial programs for atopic dermatitis and plaque psoriasis, as well as successful clinical trial rescue.



Dow Development


Dow Development Lab’s core expertise is in the design, development and manufacture of topical  drug products for dermatology. The formulation, analytical, production, quality, and clinical labeling groups have decades of experience moving products quickly toward regulatory approval.  Always with the patient in mind, products are designed to be disease-compatible and cosmetically elegant.  Dow Development Labs works seamlessly with its parent company Symbio, a specialty clinical CRO, to rapidly advance client dermatological programs through all stages of clinical development.





Synteract is an innovative CRO providing full-service, Phase I-IV services to biopharma companies in bringing new medicines to market. We align our operational excellence, therapeutic expertise and the right technology to support each client’s clinical development needs. Over its nearly 30-year history, Synteract’s leadership has been proven in the core development areas of dermatology, oncology, neuro-degenerative disorders, rare/orphan disease, and pediatrics, and has contributed to more than 240 product approvals in these and additional therapeutic areas.