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Introduction to Formulytica

Formulytica is a specialty research organisation with expertise in contract formulation development services, analytical method development and validation. Our expertise focuses on topical application including creams, gels and foams for dermatology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, veterinary and personal care products, such as skincare and haircare.

Our team of scientists each have an average of 20 years’ experience working across the Australian, US and EU markets. Formulytica was formed in response to a global market demand from companies wanting to outsource their topical formulation development. We service companies who lack the internal resources, time or the skill set to develop new formulas and prepare products for market.

Based in Australia, the company laboratory is attached to a TGA and APVMA registered manufacturing plant. This provides the ability for Formulytica to deliver unmatched topical product development services, including clinical and stability registration batch preparation.

Formulytica is your “other lab” supporting your business with expert formulation development services without the head count.

Please note: we specialise in topical applications and do not undertake solid dose oral product development.



Formulytica specialises in:

Formulation Development

Topical skin formulation development is our heritage and developing new formulation technologies is what we excel at. We are experts at understanding the chemistry of the active ingredient to then plan a pathway suitable not only for pre-formulation, but also for packaging, manufacturing, clinical, the patient and therapeutic indication.


Formulytica excels at providing analytical support for topical formulations. Method development and validation are integral activities for formulation development. We have the tools to undertake this formula analysis with a focus on monitoring drug stability and formulation physico-chemical properties.

Manufacturing & Technical Transfer Support

To develop a formula suitable for manufacture, filling and packaging we must first understand all the critical process parameters. This is included in a technical package in line with the capabilities of the manufacturer. To ensure your product is successful it is critical to understand prior to manufacturing whether the formulation is fit for use and it’s intended indication.

Consulting Services

Regulatory solutions and advice, troubleshooting and training are provided by our team of experts. This can be undertaken in conjunction with a project or as a standalone activity.


Our latest news 
Wins best lecture Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists at ASCC conference Cairns May 2017. Lecture tour in October 2017.
Robert Houlden (Formulation Director) presented on Viscosity vs. Rheology. What’s the difference? Why it matters to the formulation chemist.

The presentation described the use of viscosity and rheology measurement and then application for sensory and formulation performance function.

Robert will present at ASCC meetings in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane during September and October, and has been invited to the Asia SCC meeting in Bangkok in 2018.

Presentation at AusBiotech Adelaide October 2017 on Pre-clinical opportunities in Australia
Pre-clinical opportunities in product development are limited in Australia, for companies seeking pre-formulation to pre-clinical development. Formulytica gives companies an opportunity to work with experienced scientists in topical Pharmaceutical and Personal Care products, to develop innovative and functional commercial products.
Presentation at 7th AGAH Dermatological Product Development Workshop May 11 – 12, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA
As an expert in this field Robert presented on the Topical Formulation Development of NCE’s. Highlighting examples, success and challenges in developing topical pharmaceutical formulations, in particular for the US market under FDA regulatory guidelines.

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