The Compounding and Research Support Pharmacy (CRSP) has operated as a compounding pharmacy for UC San Francisco since 1937. The facility has dedicated areas to prepare each dosage form type, including an ISO 7 cleanroom with ISO 5 primary engineering controls to compound sterile products. There is an area separated from the main ISO 7 area to prepare hazardous drugs. The pharmacy maintains a strict adherence to the regulations set by the California Board of Pharmacy.

We compound:

  • High-risk compounded sterile preparations
  • Low- to medium-risk compounded sterile preparations
  • Ophthalmic preparations
  • Sterile topical preparations
  • Capsules
  • Oral solutions and suspensions
  • Creams and ointments
  • Suppositories

We also:

  • Compound active capsules and visibly matched, equally weighted placebo capsules
  • Package and label randomized, blinded study medication
  • Maintain inventory and dispense blinded study medication

CRSP was formerly known as the Drug Product Services Laboratory (DPSL).


Marcos T. Contreras

Marcos T. Contreras, PharmD
Interim Head
tel 1: 415-502-7593
tel 2: 415-476-1443
fax: 415-502-4144

3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA

UCSF Box 0613
3333 California St Ste 420E
San Francisco CA 94143