College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Laboratory for Product Design, Development & Evaluation (LPD2E)

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The LPD2E was established in January 2011 as a component of the research and teaching infrastructure within the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (UTCPPS).

Analogous to the College’s long-standing Center for Drug Design & Development (CD3), LPD2E operates under the guidance of a director who reports to the Dean of the UTCPPS, with all UTCPPS basic science faculty regarded as core members, and with other UT and external investigators considered as affiliate members.  Active participants, however, represent the core of the LPD2E and can be members from any discipline who are directly involved in the ongoing collaborations or designated projects and general grant activities of the LPD2E.


The LPD2E provides a network of expert resources and capabilities that spans the spectrum from fundamental research concepts and the initiation of new formulations and their production paradigms, to providing products for related clinical investigations and patient trials. Any component or mix of components from these collaborations could be brought to bear on problems which may be of interest to the private sector. The LPD2E has space that can be used for GMP work once criteria for a specific project is established by the investigator, and records can be maintained until the project is completed.

Besides basic research activities, collaborations could involve any type of ‘needs assessments’ and/or contractual arrangements that could be geared toward the advancement of specific technologies. Collaborations might include assisting small companies that can benefit from LPD2E’s expertise or capability in navigating the development stages of a project.  Likewise, larger companies, having considerable resources already engaged in multi-project scenarios, might desire interactions for exploratory high-risk research projects or to develop potential spin-off areas without the need for internal corporate resources. Similarly, broad and/or specific interactions with either large or small businesses might be envisioned to simply tap the intellectual diversity afforded by the LPD2E network in order to gain different perspectives at any stage of product design and development.

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The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Laboratory for Product Design, Development and Evaluation

UT Health Science Campus
Health Education Building, Suite 19 and HEB 114K 
3000 Arlington Ave
Toledo, OH  43614


Phones: 419.383.1988; 419.383.1990; 419.383.1981
FAX: 419.383.1950

Last Updated: 6/9/16