Lifecore Biomedical
3515 Lyman Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318
T: (952) 368-4300

YOU define the starting line.
We’ll help you cross the (fill) finish line, and beyond.

Lifecore Biomedical is a fully integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with expertise in specialty formulation, aseptic filling, and final packaging of complex medical devices and injectable pharmaceuticals.

Lifecore has also been a leading producer of pharmaceutical-grade, non-animal-sourced sodium hyaluronate since 1981 when we developed our fermentation-based process. Since then, we have become the preferred viscoelastic supplier to ophthalmic market leaders and our products have been used in the treatment of more than 150 million patients worldwide.

CDMO Services

  • Multiple vial, syringe, and cartridge configurations.
  • Expertise in complex formulations and highly viscous products (in excess of 100,000 cP).
  • Capability to support pre-clinical process development, clinical trial batches, and commercial scale-up.
  • End-to-end services for development, sterile filtration, aseptic fill/finish, packaging, and stability studies as well as in-process and release testing.

Sodium Hyaluronate

  • Research-grade, pharmaceutical-grade, hydrogels, and custom modifications.
  • Broad range of average molecular weights for use in R&D, animal/tox studies, clinical studies, and commercial applications.
  • S. DMF (FDA for drug and device) approved, EP-certified, and JP-compliant.


Published Articles

Emerging From Under the Radar (Featured in the June 2023 Issue of Drug Development & Delivery)

Beating the Timeline of a Complex Formulation (Featured in the June 2023 Issue of Drug Development & Delivery)

Unique Challenges for Ophthalmic Customers (Featured in the May 2023 Issue of Drug Development & Delivery)

High-Throughput Sterile Filtration of Highly Viscous Pharmaceutical Formulations