The Laboratory for Product Design, Development & Evaluation The Laboratory for Product Design, Development & Evaluation (LPD2E) was established in January 2011 as a component of the research and teaching infrastructure within The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (UTCPPS). The GMPcompliant Core Laboratories operate within the Industrial Pharmacy Division of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. The LPD2E provides a network of expert resources and capabilities that spans the spectrum from fundamental research concepts and the initiation of new formulations and their production paradigms, to providing GMP-compliant products for related clinical investigations and patient trials. Any component or mix of components from these collaborations could be brought to bear on problems which may be of interest to the private sector. Besides basic research activities, collaborations could involve any type of â€˜needs assessmentsâ€™ and/or contractual arrangements that could be geared toward the advancement of specific technologies. Collaborations might include assisting small companies that can benefit from LPD2Eâ€™s expertise or capability in navigating the development stages of a project. Likewise, larger companies, having considerable resources already engaged in multiproject scenarios, might desire interactions for exploratory high-risk research projects or to develop potential spin-off areas without the need for internal corporate resources. Similarly, broad and/or specific interactions with either large or small businesses might be envisioned to simply tap the intellectual diversity afforded by the LPD2E network in order to gain different perspectives at any stage of product design and development.