Improving the health outcomes of people
Our Research and Development programme at Douglas is driven by our passion to develop more efficacious medicines which will improve the health outcomes of people. This year we have invested over NZD$30M in research and development while also working in collaboration with tertiary institutions and innovative partners to bring world first pharmaceutical products to the market.
Douglas is committed to improving lives through drug repurposing where a new use is found for a medicine established to treat another disease. Because the science of drug repurposing utilises previous research, it allows the new agent to be delivered for review and approval in a speedy fashion. The cost to develop a repurposed medicine is also much less than for the development of a new chemical entity. Douglas seeks collaboration with world class researchers to translate repurposing ideas from university benches and petri dishes to formulations and human clinical trials.
We work in collaboration with leading universities and research institutions, including:
A Career in Research & Development
Careers at Douglas
New Product Development is at the heart of our business. We’re looking for the brightest minds to help us continue to develop specialty generic and novel medicines and nutraceutical products.Careers at Douglas