About Us

Tioga Research is exclusively focused on products applied to the skin. With more than a decade of experience, Tioga Research is widely considered to have world-leading capabilities in formulation innovation and skin delivery screening. These capabilities are evidenced in a body of patents and patent applications (assigned to clients) claiming topical and transdermal formulations, in unique capabilities for screening the interaction of formulations with the skin using high throughput experimentation (“HTE”) platforms, and by an extensive track record of successful project executions.


Leading pharmaceutical and beauty care companies look to Tioga Research, a contract research organization (“CRO”), as a preferred outsourcing partner. Tioga Research is chosen to undertake R&D of topical drug products, transdermal drug products, prestige cosmetics, personal care products, and certain medical devices. In the pharmaceutical arena, Tioga Research is positioned to advance a program from concept to the point of investigational new drug application (“IND”), or to complete, in a cost-effective manner, one or more components in between.


Tioga Research has laboratory and office facilities in San Diego, CA. San Diego hosts some 330 life sciences CROs and Tioga Research has close relationships with partners with GMP manufacturing and bioanalytical capabilities. Our management team includes topical formulation experts with decades of industry experience, pioneers of high throughput experimentation, veterans of analytical, quality and Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (“CMC”) fields in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as seasoned entrepreneurs and operations managers. Our core team is supplemented by a network of consultants and advisors and third party collaborations. We have delivered premier services to clients since 2002.


Tioga Research formally commenced operations in February 2011. The history of Tioga Research, though, dates to July 2002, when the predecessor company fqubed, Inc. (“fqubed”) was formed. fqubed was acquired by Toronto-based Nuvo Research, Inc. (“Nuvo”) in December 2005. Continuing operations as fqubed, Inc. until a formal name change to Nuvo Research US in 2010, fqubed was the research & development division of Nuvo until January 2011. Under a management buyout, Tioga Research was then created as a ‘spin-out’ in February 2011.


Tioga Research serves an active role in the San Diego CRO community. We participate as a member of the Biocom CRO committee and contribute to educational events. We also speak on science and biotechnology topics at local area high schools and help with graduate and undergraduate events at local universities. Beyond the Southern California region, we contribute presentations at national and international meetings and help to organize symposia at national events, for example at the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.