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Research & Development

A continuous programme of Research & Development is undertaken within the Diomed Group.

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At the Diomed Group we pride ourselves on:

  • Developing innovative products
  • Working to improve and create new treatments for numerous skin conditions including: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne and many others
  • Drawing on our resources and expertise to develop, test, register, manufacture and market products that deliver on both patient and consumer needs

How we do it

Together, our skilled team of scientists, pharmacists, doctors, regulatory experts, marketeers and other professional staff help us launch successful, innovative brands year after year.

Between 2009 and 2019, the Diomed Group launched about 40 new products to the market. Innovation is at the heart of all our research and development, whether this is through new formulations, applications or treatment regimes.

As an integrated business, we can - and often do - perform all development functions within the business. Originating in our laboratories in Hitchin and Kempston, through pilot production and on to full-scale manufacture at Aeropak in Great Yarmouth.

This approach has enabled us to create brand-leading OTCs and some of the UK’s most frequently prescribed formulations.

Areas of expertise

Some of the conditions in which we specialise:

Dry and inflammatory skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis

  • Effective emollients with customised formulations and presentations to meet customer and patient needs
  • Anti-inflammatory emollients to help reduce the need for topical steroids
  • Antimicrobial emollients to help reduce itch and infections

Verrucas and warts

Adhesive and flexible wart treatments that can be applied with accuracy, helping to eliminate warts and verrucas and reduce the risk of the virus spreading


Gels with active Vitamin B3 for anti-inflammatory treatment of mild to moderate acne

Topical pain relief

Proprietary transdermal gel technology delivers ibuprofen through the skin to provide fast, effective pain relief without the need for pills, thereby minimising the risk of systemic side-effects

Excessive ear wax

Special formulation of effective cerumenolytic to remove excess or impacted earwax, which may avoid the need for syringing or, where necessary, make it easier

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Types of research

The Diomed Group undertakes significant amounts of research during development which involves working with our in-house research team and our research partners in the UK and in Europe. The type of research we undertake includes:

  • In vitro
  • Ex vivo
  • Clinical studies involving human volunteers
  • User evaluations
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Innovation beyond formulation

We don’t just create innovative formulations, we also develop novel packaging solutions to increase customer experience and patient acceptability. 

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