Drug Development CDMOs

This page lists curated industry service providers (CDMOs, CMOs) that provide outsourced contract drug development or manufacturing services of particular interest to drug discovery professionals working at biotechs or pharmaceutical companies.

The table below includes drug discovery CDMOs specializing in all kinds of drug development services, from fee-for-service chemistry and process optimization projects, to CMC project management, to non-GMP API synthesis and GMP manufacturing.

To include your company in this list of CDMOs and CMOs supporting drug discovery biotechs and drug development in pharmaceutical companies, please contact us with the information for the table.

CompanyTypeEst. EmployeesRelevant Specialty
NanoformCDMO125Nanoform's capabilities include GMP manufacturing, and their services span the small to large molecule development space with a focus on solving solubility and bioavailability challenges and on enabling novel drug delivery applications.
Covance (Labcorp)CDMO19,416API services, CMC, GLP
CatalentCDMO15,000Drug delivery, formulation
PortonCDMO3600Pre-clinical process development and optimization
AlmacCDMO3,082API services, CMC, GMP
HikalCDMO2,500cGMP, manufacturing, custom synthesis
PiramalCDMO2,825API services, CMC, GMP
Curia GlobalCDMO2,077Synthesis and preclinical discovery services, GMP
Sai Life SciencesCDMO2,500API services, CMC, GMP scale-up & manufacturing, analytical services, analytical R&D, flow chemistry, biocatalysis, HPAPI, lyophilization, cryogenic reactors, and chromatography
CambrexCDMO1,509Solid state, drug delivery, specialist processes
FlammaCDMO700cGMP manufacturing of APIs, NCEs, RSMs
BirdoTechCDMO700API synthesis, process development, and KSM
DipharmaCDMO500RSMs and APIs development and GMP manufacturing
PharmaBlockCDMO500Building blocks, intermediates and APIs
Cayman ChemicalCDMO500APIs, pre-GMP synthesis & scale-up, ISO certified
PHT International, Inc.CDMO215RSMs, intermediates and API services, process R&D
Ash Stevens (Piramal)CDMO101API services
NanosynCDMO100Custom synthesis, API, GMP
ArgonautCDMO84GMP formulation and drug product
Accela ChemBioCDMO75Building blocks, CMO, GMP, pilot plant
PYRAMID laboratoriesCDMO52Formulation and drug product
Lacamas LaboratoriesCDMO50Manufacturer of API raw materials
J-StarCDMO34Crystallization, formulation, GMP API
Yongtai TechnologyCDMO3,500fluorination, RSMs, intermediates