We’ve been ramping up our product testing support at some of our European sites over the past few years to meet the needs of the rapidly growing crop protection and chemical industry. Now, we’re excited to announce a multimillion-dollar expansion at our Greenfield, Indiana campus in the U.S. that enhances your options even further to access more crop protection and chemical toxicology studies at a global scale.
The Greenfield facility is ready with a broader scope of specialized capabilities designed to enhance overall animal welfare as well as your study results. For example, the newly appointed vivarium rooms contain optional European-style housing that’s more spacious, along with an expanded play area. There is a new dietary formulation lab with new analytical equipment and storage capabilities for flexible onsite dose adjustments and diet mixing. And we’ve initiated a more efficient and eco-friendly cage-washing method that’s aligned to our sustainability mission. It all means advanced innovation that’s built in and focused on generating better studies for you.
The primary reason our Greenfield facility made sense for this expansion is due to its long history in general and reproductive toxicology. We were able to draw upon that trusted knowledge and expertise to quickly expand available capabilities for you. “Customers have been running toxicology and regulatory studies under GLP at our Greenfield campus for multiple years. It’s a highly successful facility that’s home to a core base of specialized and experienced scientists. This provides a strong foundation as we expand our crop protection and chemical portfolio in the U.S. There’s a tremendous amount of experience that our customers can tap into to drive their products to market,” explains Andrew Hill, executive director and global lead for crop protection and chemicals.
One area of particular interest within toxicology is Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART). The newly upgraded reproductive toxicology area will effectively run your Extended One-Generation Reproduction Toxicology Study, a DART study that has seen a surge of demand in recent years as customers adjust their development programs to meet changing regulations.
When it comes to regulations, we have cultivated a well-rounded team of regulatory specialists to guide you through every step of the compliance process. Our regulatory consulting team boasts a breadth of experience in a wide range of disciplines, from research and development, to independent consultancy, to the Environmental Protection Agency. No matter what regulatory procedures your study undergoes, we have the insight to make sure it meets every standard.
Your feedback has been instrumental in our decision to invest. We have heard your requests for a more robust crop protection and chemical presence in the U.S. “Customers are excited that there will be additional capacity within the marketplace. And our U.S. customers are very excited that they will have something in their own country from a supplier that they trust,” describes Joanne Miller, executive director of global crop protection and chemical sales.
This investment also serves international customers looking to market their products in the U.S. You’ll find a global support network is included in our expanding Greenfield operation with the capacity and support team for the development of your products worldwide. “Customers from Europe, and particularly customers from Asia, have been keen for us to establish this expanded capability in the U.S. They want global registration and what they really want is to work with one partner who is able to do it all for them,” explains Hill.
Helping you develop products you can bring to markets around the world is what motivated us to grow our crop protection and chemical presence in the U.S. At our expanded Greenfield facility (Crop Protection, Chemical Testing) you’ll find development that ensures regulation compliance as well as expert guidance in both the U.S. and around the world.