Welcome to J-STAR Research, Inc.

Our mission is to help pharmaceutical small molecule R&D programs succeed in all phases of development.

Founded in 1996, J-Star Research has assembled one of the most talented and experienced chemical process teams in the industry.

Process Chemists
Analytical Scientists
Crystallization Scientists
cGMP & QA Experts

Contract Services & Capabilities

J-Star Research offers a wide range of small molecule chemistry capabilities and technologies, including:


Process Chemistry Research & Development

The management team and staff at J-STAR have extensive experience in pharmaceutical process research and development that spans many decades of practical, hands on expertise. Clients seeking to improve troublesome steps in a process, reduce the cost of goods by removing expensive or poorly performing steps, or re-design an entire route for one of their potential products or key intermediates, will find value added input at the chemistry level from the team at J-STAR.


Analytical R&D and Quality Control

Analytical Research team services includes, but are not limited to, method development, method verification / validation, reference standard certification, release testing, and impurity separation and identification.


Center for Pharma Crystallization

Headed by world class scientists, the Center for Pharma Crystallization (CfPC) is a recognized industry leader in solid form studies, crystallization process development, pre-formulation evaluation, particle engineering and DS-DS co-processing.


Drug Product Development

With the ability to develop both Drug Substance (DS) and Drug product (DP) under the same umbrella, our team enjoys a synergism absent in most CROs. The ability to bridge the DS/DP interface is a major competitive advantage in our ability to shorten development timeline and improve ruggedness of the DP process.


cGMP Intermediate & API Production

Once a practical synthetic route has been demonstrated and the critical process research required for scale-up has been performed, J-STAR can then provide API prepared under cGMP guidelines to support Phase I human clinical trials. This is typically done after supplying material for GLP toxicology studies.

Potent and High Potent Capabilities

Special Capabilities

J-STAR Research, Inc. offers pharmaceutical Contract Research & Development services including Process Chemistry, Analytical R&D, Quality Control, Crystallization R&D, Drug Product, Catalyst Screening, High Potency Compound Handling & GMP API Manufacturing.

Peerless Customer Service

Led by a strong management team, J-Star Research provides the highest level of scientific expertise, customer service and personal attention to every project.

State of the Art Facilities

Two NJ-based R&D centers totaling 70,000 SF with a 3rd R&D center opening in April 2023.

Innovative Problem-Solving

Creative J-Star scientists are assigned to projects based on their technical acumen and problem solving ability

Latest Equipment

J-Star has an industry-leading suite of analytical, automation and PAT instrumentation.