Welcome to DDS
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.
Here in the UK, our Fordham and Sandwich sites we employee over 300 people, with more than 200 dedicated scientists.
Be something more...Be you
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 and Sandwich
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 (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.
Take a step inside our labs
Get a feel for your working environment by taking a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art science labs.
Step inside our laboratories to learn more about our capabilities and meet some of the team.
The Insider's View
Hear from our team.
Lydia Lacey is a programme manager in our Analytical and Materials Science division.
“In my 19 years at DDS I have progressed in my career substantially. I started as an assistant scientist in animal sports testing and worked my way up to scientist. During that time, the company invested in me by financing and supporting me though a chemistry degree.
I then moved to the AMS team where I have progressed from scientist, through senior scientist, to programme manager. In my time in AMS I have also had two children and the support and flexibly the company offer is vital for me, as I am able to have a great work life balance while my children are young.”
Claire is a bioanalytical scientist in our Bioanalysis division
My name is Claire and I’m a scientist at Drug Development Solutions. I work within the small molecule bioanalysis team, where we analyse drug concentrations in biological samples over time.
We work on all aspects of the drug development. So pharmaceutical companies will come to us with their medicine that they want to analyse in biological samples.