Clincial Development

Expert fill & finish for clinical manufacturing

From your first clinical batches to phase 3 scale-up, we provide the support you need for every step in the development of your injectable drug product.

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A trusted CDMO partner from clinical development to commercialization

During the clinical development cycle, your parenteral medication will take some of the most important and challenging steps in its evolution from promising molecule to life-changing therapy. To succeed with regulators, supply your clinical trials, and achieve the breakthrough in patient care, you need a responsive, collaborative CDMO who’s committed to meeting both critical timelines and the highest possible quality standards.

Vetter has the expertise, experience, and cutting-edge clinical manufacturing services you need from that critical partner. We fill clinical-stage products in a range of vials, syringes, and cartridges, with flexible processes and supporting services that scale with your product’s development – from clinical batches and their regulatory pathways to a secure global supply of your product.

Why Vetter for your clinical batches

Vetter creates value

We’re a trusted partner with a proven commitment to quality, efficiency, and customer success.

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Our services help accelerate injectable drug products’ time-to-market.

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We have decades of experience in every development phase.

small and large batches for clinical trials

We customize outputs to your needs, from a few hundred Phase 1 units to large Phase 3 batches.

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Scale-up design supports product transfer to late-phase/ commercial production.

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Protection for your valuable API. We handle your drug substance as if it were our own, with the regulatory quality safeguards at every step.

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Our clinical trial manufacturing services

We offer the end-to-end support for key fill and finish processes at every step of your product’s development. Our clinical trial manufacturing services include:

  • Compounding
  • Filtration
  • Preparation of primary packaging materials
  • Aseptic filling
  • Lyophilization for clinical trial materials
  • Terminal sterilization
  • Visual inspection
  • Stability testing


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Support for a wide range of complex molecules

Our team and facilities are ready to fill a broad spectrum of substance classes, including:

  • Oligonucleotides
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Fusion proteins
  • Peptide hormones
  • Coagulation factors
  • Many more sensitive molecules
Global clinical supply

Advancing clinical programs around the world

Today’s drug development initiatives need to reach diverse patient populations at points of care worldwide. We currently support active clinical trials on three continents, and have the expertise, resources, and supply chains to help your clinical program achieve truly global scale.

  • Customer Feedback moonlake
    Customer recognition

    We are excited to work with such a high quality and reliable partner. With Vetter’s world-class support, we can further strengthen the supply chain for our novel drug sonelokimab from filling of syringes and subsequent assembly into an autoinjector combination device and packaging.

    Oliver Daltrop, Chief Technical Officer, MoonLake

  • Quote from a Vetter clinical manufacturing customer at Agenus
    Customer recognition

    Vetter’s expertise and uncompromising quality have contributed to our success, even under our agggressive timelines. It has been a pleasure working with the Vetter Teams in Chicago and Germany.

    Ron Tetreault, Director of CMC, Agenus, Inc.

At a glance
80 %
of our active customer projects involve complex biologics
190 +
active customer projects in preclinical through Phase III
product launches in 2022
70 %
of customers with clinical projects have <200 employees
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Our investments

Expanding our support for your clinical success

We’re actively expanding our clinical development services through continual investment in expertise, resources, and capacity. Today, we have dedicated facilities in both the US and EU, providing specialized aseptic filling support for customers and their clinical trials around the world. 

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Global know-how, experience, and technology

Curious to see where many life-changing injectable medications are made?

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