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about our Drug Formulation


With our onsite formulation laboratory and subject matter experts, we can partner with you to develop and deliver a formulation for your transdermal, thin film, or topical drug delivery system.

Our Pharmaceutical Formulation Process

Our formulation process has been informed over years of experience and knowledge within the business. Below is a sample of our formulation process at Tapemark.

  1. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) solubility testing
  2. Blending of formulation components using high/low shear homogenizer
  3. Coating of blend using casting knife on a release liner
  4. Lamination of coated film with backing
  5. Die cutting of laminate
  6. Pouching of the die cuts in pouch material
  7. Stability testing of the final product
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Formulation Testing and Equipment


At Tapemark, we take pride in providing our clients with a full service solution from early formulation development to commercialization post approval. We can offer you:

  • Literature review and patent search for concept development
  • Selection and sourcing of raw materials for formulation development
  • Development of functional analytical methods for drug assay
  • In vitro skin permeation testing (Franz Diffusion Cells) using human/porcine cadavers
  • Skin integrity testing using Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL)
  • Peel-from-steel and peel-from-release liner adhesion testing
  • Dynamic or static shear testing
  • Tack testing
  • Microscopy
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Tapemark's State-Of-The-Art Formulation Equipment:

  • High/Low shear homogenizer
  • FTIR
  • Coating knives
  • Freezer (-80 degrees celsius)
  • Hot plate stirrers
  • HPLCs
  • Convection ovens
  • Heat sealers
  • Peel testers
  • Texture analyzer
  • Shear testers
  • Microscopes
  • Dissolution testing
  • Franz diffusion cells
  • Skin integrity tester
  • Viscometer, pH meter
  • Analytical/Top loading balances
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What Our Partners Have to Say

"Tapemark has proven itself as a leader in development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical thin films. The team at Tapemark has been an invaluable partner in their expertise provided to support our technology transfers. They continue to be committed to the success of each of our projects."

Joe T – Senior Director, Technical Operations
Medium Size Branded Pharmaceutical Company

“We have partnered with Tapemark over the years for our transdermal patch projects. We have found Tapemark to be a great partner. Tapemark has become a one stop shop for transdermal product development and commercial manufacturing after expanding its capabilities.”

J.W. – Senior Director R&D
Medium Size Branded Pharmaceutical Company

“The Tapemark team met every technical challenge and applied the extra resources necessary for us to achieve a successful launch of one of our strategic products."

John B – VP External Operations
Large Generics Pharmaceutical Company

"We have partnered with Tapemark for several business-critical new product launches. We have found Tapemark to be flexible and customer-focused and willing to accommodate our changing needs to their best ability. It has been a pleasure working with the Tapemark team."

K.B. – VP Supply Chain
Global Generic Pharmaceutical Company

"We have partnered with Tapemark for our transdermal patch since 2013. We have found Tapemark to be a highly experienced and professional team. The most important aspect is however the collaboration between our companies in building a solid foundation for our partnership, mutual respect, and success in business."

K.R. – VP Commercial Ops
Small Specialty Branded Pharmaceutical Company

"We have been a supplier to Tapemark for over 7 years and in our experience, the people at Tapemark are a pleasure to work with. We have created a mutually beneficial business relationship by working through all aspects of the supply chain. Our mutual commitment to meet regularly helps us plan together and has been very beneficial to ensure that we meet all the requirements established by Tapemark. Working with a company like Tapemark is rewarding for us and we are honored to participate in your mission by playing a role to assist in the delivery of non-invasive products that aid in pain treatment."

D.C. – VP Sales and Marketing
Large Packaging Supplier

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