About Us

Shear Kershman Laboratories has thrived for the past 40 years by assisting organizations in developing new products as well as optimizing existing products and/or product lines.  We have been able to synergistically address needs in multiple areas of their businesses.

The expertise that has consistently set us apart is our expertise in proprietary technologies in sustained release applications.

More recently the organization has had numerous projects helping companies in developing sustained release formulas to bring their products from multi-daily doses to once daily dosing, providing a key point of differentiation and competitive advantage in a crowded market.

Literally scores of firms have capitalized on our techniques and experiences to increase the proprietary advantage of their products by extending marketing exclusivity of products due to these formula and dosing changes.  This has been especially useful for firms that rely on marketing Orphan Drugs, by providing a low cost alternative to new product development

In each area of development, we evolve our organization to address the numerous needs of firms after the development stage and can provide assistance with locating manufacturing partners, manufacturing acquisition candidates, special process equipment either readily available or through design and manufacturing.  We even assist in performing assessment of the industry and the product’s potential in the marketplace.  In every case, we ensure our clients confidentiality in all phases of a product/concept development and deployment.

Our 3,500 square foot Research & Development facilities are centrally located in Chesterfield MO, just 30 minutes from Saint Louis International Airport.  Our laboratories are separately divided for Pharmaceutical Applications and Food related applications.  We are DEA licensed.  Our process for feasibility/prototype development adheres to the same standards required in a cGMP Pharmaceutical plant.

We possess the necessary equipment to not only formulate new products and concepts but to run test batches and even pilot plant/test market production runs. On site equipment includes:

  • Coating Pans for Enteric Coating
  • Spraying equipment
  • Material Screening
  • Tablet Press
  • Stability Chambers
  • Cold Storage and testing
  • Medium Scale Baking Equipment
  • Proprietary baking and pharmaceutical processing equipment
  • Flexible Packaging
  • DEA Secure Facility

With our many strategic partners we can provide test run samples for virtually every product type.

We work best when we work together to first understand your challenges your problems, then provide cost-effective, milestone based development and work.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

We love innovating. We love problem solving. Let us help you deliver your company’s best pipeline.


(636) 519-8900




701 Crown Industrial Court Suite F
Chesterfield, MO 63005