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Vetter Development Services Chicago

Vetter Development Service Chicago

Centrally located in the heart of the US Midwest, the Vetter Development Service Chicago facility provides you with comprehensive clinical development and manufacturing resources from Preclinical to Phase II. As part of the Illinois Science + Technology Park in suburban Skokie, IL, Vetter Development Service (VDS) Chicago is strategically positioned to provide high-quality clinical manufacturing that’s flexible, fast, and efficient.

A state-of-the-art clinical manufacturing facility

VDS Chicago offers more than 30,000 square feet of advanced aseptic development and filling technologies. We perform flexible cGMP filling for all common drug delivery systems, including vials, syringes, and cartridges. The facility is currently home to 2 clinical filling cleanrooms, with a third coming online this year. It also houses an onsite microbiology and chemical analysis lab and a number of other additional capabilities.

To achieve maximum possible efficiency and speed, our VDS Chicago site uses only disposable components in all material preparation, assembly, compounding, filtration, and filling areas.

Vetter’s aseptic clinical filling capabilities in Chicago

  • Fully-automated cGMP filling line with flexible batch sizes up to 10,000 liquid or 6,000 lyophilized vials
  • Flexible, semi-automated cGMP liquid filling line for syringes, cartridges, and vials up to 500 units per batch
  • 100% inline weight control for nondestructive IPC to help increase API yield by enabling accurate fill volume without separate sampling
  • Restricted Barrier Access System (RABS) technology enable maximum process security
Small-scale, fully-automated aseptic vial filling – Vetter Development Service Small-scale, semi-automated sterile syringe filling – Vetter Development Service Chicago Lyophilization of vials – Vetter Development Service Chicago

Analysis lab capabilities

A 2,000-square-foot chemical analysis and microbiology lab provides comprehensive biopharmaceutical analysis, including:

  • In-process and release testing
    • Chromatography
    • Spectography
    • Opalescence
    • Oxygen
  • Compendial and compound-specific testing
  • Utility and environment compendial monitoring
Microbiological analysis – Vetter Development Service Chicago Chemical analysis – Vetter Development Service Chicago Compounding – Vetter Development Service Chicago

Additional onsite capabilities

  • Qualification and validation
  • Materials preparation
  • Compounding
  • Visual inspection
  • Quality assurance
  • Supply chain including partnered labeling, packaging, and shipping of clinical material with Sentry Biopharma Services 



See how Vetter can scale up your product for Phase III and commercial production 


See our comprehensive menu of drug delivery systems and packaging services that can be customized to your products‘ needs 



Filling service options of Vetter Development Service Chicago

  • Formats 2R – 20R, 50 ml
  • Crimp cap and flip-off cap options

0.1-50.0 ml

  • Formats 2R – 20R, 50 ml
  • Crimp cap and flip-off cap options

0.3-23.0 ml

  • Bulk with staked needle

0.1-1.1 ml

  • Bulk with V-OVS® tamper-evident closure/tip cap

0.1-10.0 ml

  • Formats 8.65 mm, 11.6 mm and 13.9 mm,
  • Crimp cap options

0.5-5.0 ml