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History of 3M Northridge

3M Northridge began as a global pharmaceutical company, called Riker Laboratories, which was a subsidiary of Rexall Drug Company. 3M purchased Riker as a subsidiary in 1970 and operated this way until 1991 when it was integrated into 3M as the Pharmaceutical Division. In 1999, the Drug Delivery Systems Division was formed as a separate division, and in 2006 the Pharmaceutical Division was divested to other companies.

The Drug Delivery Systems Division continues to make many of those original products as a contract manufacturer in addition to a multitude of inhalation and transdermal products for other customers. We have six other locations around the world and as we operate globally with major pharmaceutical companies as customers.

Today, our site maintains a modern Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Quality Control laboratory that ensures products meet customer expectations and full regulatory compliance. The site is audited regularly by FDA, DEA, EU regulatory authorities as well as customers who receive products or are interested in doing manufacturing at 3M Northridge.


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