Our History

The benefits from being on your side of the desk.


Velesco was formed in 2007 by former Pfizer Michigan R&D (Pharmaceutical Science) colleagues. Velesco’s founders, analytical chemists, drug formulation and manufacturing team are pharmaceutical industry veterans with decades of experience in both early phase and later phase drug development.  Colleagues were trained at the various legacy big pharma research and development facilities that were located in Michigan, including Pfizer, Warner Lambert, Parke Davis, Upjohn and Pharmacia, among others. Velesco operates from state of the art facilities and has maintained a focus on providing early phase drug formulation, analytical method development and cGMP clinical supply materials to small to mid-sized biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Our true differentiating factors can be summarized as:


  • expertise and experience - with a team that has worked on over 200 drug development programs;
  • flexibility -  nimble processes and a team that is responsive, accommodating, and eager to assist our clients;
  • personalized partnerships - we treat your project like it's our own and share all from insightful observations to solutions for challenging analytical and formulation development issues.
  • velocity to the clinic - We're committed to getting your compound to the clinic rapidly. Our size, capacity, and expertise allow us to accommodate changes swiftly while maintaining control and quality.

Velesco operates from two locations.  Non-GMP formulation and analytical development work is performed in our development laboratories in Plymouth, MI. Clinical manufacturing activities are executed at our GMP Kalamazoo, MI facility.  Velesco's development group occupies a high-quality former Pfizer facility in Plymouth, Michigan. We provide a wide range of services dedicated to early drug development. Velesco scientists have a track record of moving compounds through this significant phase of the drug development process with unrivaled success.  We deliver on time, high quality products and services, assistance with the FDA registration process and insightful consultation - just as they would have wanted when sitting on your side of the desk.  Quality services extend to our manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where batches are made and released under cGMP regulations.

News and Events

Happy Memorial Day!


Come visit us at AAPS this fall!  

Oct 26-28, 2015.  Booth 2063

     aaps logo TN

Dave Barnes Featured in 

Pharmoutsourcing article


Follow Velesco: 

LinkedIn IN Icon 25px Google+ Follow VelescoPharma on Twitter  FB FindUsOnFacebook 100