life sciences

who builds a better tomorrow today? we do.


In life sciences, we are solvers focused on innovation to help our customers build a better future for their business and their consumers. Whether we’re creating a better drug delivery system or developing an ingredient for plant-based diets, we are always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to advance the competitiveness of our customers.


Ashland has a proven track record as a leader in excipients for oral solid dosage forms.  Our team is always working on solutions to today’s biopharmaceutical market needs.  We are leveraging our polymer expertise and global technical service to provide new oral excipients, expand our injectable portfolio and help with customer formulation challenges.

excipients for oral solids

Our knowledge of the structure-function relationships of pharmaceutical polymers, combined with our extensive product line can help you bind, coat, dissolve, and effectively deliver complex drug molecules where and when they're needed.

excipients for parenteral dosage

Bioresorbable polymers have been commercialized for more than 50 years. Until now, no manufacturer has offered a single source of three key excipients used to formulate these revolutionary drug delivery systems that are designed to improve patients' lives.  Ashland provides a comprehensive line of Viatel™ bioresorbable polymers for parenteral, controlled release drug delivery.

excipients for oral liquid form

Effective drug delivery in liquid form poses some unique challenges with rheology, texture, consistency and stability at the top of the list.

Targeted rheology, texture and stabilization in oral-liquid dosage forms play vital roles in delivery of the pharmaceutical components.

nutraceuticals and nutrition

nutrition product solutions

Our food and beverage ingredient solutions provide functional benefits such as stabilization and binding across a variety of end applications.  To a consumer, these functional benefits translate to tangible quality improvements in both visual appeal and eating experience.  Our newest ingredient introductions center on plant-based proteins; providing exceptional binding and eating texture for these popular meat alternatives.

nutraceutical product solutions

We are a specialty solution provider in the nutraceutical and supplement space with a variety of ingredient and custom processing capabilities.  Our portfolio includes branded single ingredients, proprietary delivery systems, custom formulation, and particle engineering.  We are uniquely positioned to support a customer from start to finish, from concept development through prototyping and full scale production.

diagnostic films and agricultural chemicals

  • blood safety products and medical radiation dosimetry software
  • polymers for crop protection and seed treatment

always solving™ 

We are committed to the "always" part of our brand promise. The relentless pursuit of ways to transform the efficacy, usability, allure, integrity and profitability of our customers' products is at the center of our jobs and we recognize it is what makes us a valued partner.

Our people bring exceptional product knowledge, technical support and industry insights to help our customers amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.

Below are just some of the ways we apply the Ashland 5 Effects™ across the Life Sciences business unit.



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