Who We Are

Drug Development Solutions (DDS) is a Contract Research Organisation (CRO) that helps drug development and consumer healthcare companies develop medicines and products to improve the quality of life. 

As part of the wider LGC Group we have a presence that spans the globe. Here in the UK at our Fordham and Sandwich sites we employee over 300 people, with more than 200 dedicated scientists.

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We are proud to offer a collaborative environment where everyone is part of the team.

We let our people choose the most suitable working arrangement which delivers a work-life balance that works for them. 

Life at Fordham

We have a state of the art purpose built facility within an open green countryside setting, with places to walk and relax outdoors, as well as a café on site.  At Fordham, we have friendly collaborative teams, dedicated to helping our customers to achieve their goals.  

Every day is different; we are empowered to solve a range of scientific problems, and embrace continuous improvement.  Individually, and together, we take responsibility to progress projects, learn, and share best practice.  We help one another to progress and grow.  Together we build strong scientific teams, who celebrate success and make time to have fun.   We take care of our people, environment and community.

Our Values

We are passionately committed to go beyond ordinary, in collaboration with our employees, our customers, and with absolute quality.

Our values of Passion, Curiosity, Integrity, Brilliance and Respect are deeply rooted in the behaviours we expect from all our colleagues.

They embrace our employees’ commitment and dedication to using science to work with our customers to make the world safer. 

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