Frontage - Pharmaceutical Contract Research Organization

Headquartered near Philadelphia with integrated U.S. and China Operations


Founded in 2001, Frontage is a global, integrated contract research organization (CRO) serving clients within pharma and biotech companies.  With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, and a division in Shanghai, China, we offer drug R&D services that combine unmatched quality, speed, and value.


Frontage provides a high degree of customer service, creating a collegial, collaborative atmosphere for advancing the development efforts of pharmaceutical companies around the world. Our expertise in preclinical, CMC, bioanalytical, biologics, and clinical services is fully integrated so programs run smoothly from inception to regulatory submission.


At Frontage, our goal is efficient, accurate, and affordable pharmaceutical research. That’s why we offer a full range of services performed by skilled professionals using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It’s also why we assign an experienced team leader to every project, ensuring communication between you and the study team is easy, informative and consistent. It’s why quality assurance is integrated into every step of every service we provide.


On your next CRO project, let Frontage show you how to move to the front of the line.


Frontage’s Integrated Services Keep You Out Front

Preclinical Services

  • In-house capabilities for in vitro ADME studies

  • In vitro metabolism and identification

  • Pharmacokinetic studies

  • Safety pharmacology

  • Scientific and regulatory affairs

Bioanalytical Services

  • LC/MS/MS and GC/MS method development and validation

  • Clinical Biomarker and immunogenicity
  • Biomarker assay development and validation
  • Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic evaluations
  • Streamlined sample management and processing
  • Scientific and regulatory affairs

CMC Services

  • GMP analytical services, including method development and validation

  • Finished product development – immediate and controlled release formulations

  • GMP clinical materials manufacturing – non-sterile and sterile forms

  • GMP API manufacture/organic synthesis of reference standards

  • ICH stability storage and testing services

  • Unknown impurities identification

  • Experienced technical transfer services, scientific and regulatory affairs

Clinical Services

  • Phase I-IIa, 88-bed Clinical Research Unit located in the metro New York City area

  • Bioequivalence, bioavailability, PK/PD evaluations

  • Data management

  • Statistical analyses

  • Medical writing

  • Patient recruitment

  • Clinical pharmacology consultation, scientific and regulatory affairs