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Smithers Viscient Completes New Laboratory and European Headquarters
[July 01, 2014]

Smithers Viscient Completes New Laboratory and European Headquarters

HARROGATE, England --(Business Wire)--

Smithers Viscient, a global leader in environmental sciences, has this week moved into its new facility in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The new site is one of the most advanced purpose built environmental laboratories in Europe.

Smithers Viscient Completes New Laboratory and European Headquarters (Photo: Business Wire)

Smithers Viscient Completes New Laboratory and European Headquarters (Photo: Business Wire)

In designing the new laboratory Smithers Viscient focused on efficiency and flexibility. Serving clients in the agrochemical, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical and animal health industries means conducting a diverse range of environmental studies. The new Harrogate laboratory will serve as the home for all of Smithers Viscient's UK-based scientists and support staff.

Smithers Group President and CEO, Michael Hochschwender stated: "The new EU laboratory is part of our continued investment globally to ensure we remain the leader in environmental testing and demonstrates our commitment to provide clients with solutions that combine the best science with world class operations."

The Harrogate laboratory conducts a wide range of aquatic and plant studies with expertise in earthworms, arthropods and a variety of fish species. Smithers Viscient also has a well-deserved reputation for its environmental work on the safety of bees.

Commented David Phillips, Managing Director of Smithers Viscient, Europe; "Our forte over the last 4 years has centred on our ability to offer a wide variety of techniques performed by highly competent scientists. The Harrogate based team, now operating from our new laboratory, will continue that work."

Phillips continued: "The new site allows us to add more lines of testing and increase our scope in line with client's future needs. Our approach is to partner with clients and work with them as they enter new markets, introduce new products or respond to evolving industry regulations."

The Smithers Group has divisions in the United States, Asia and the United Kingdom, and has been providing environmental services for over 40 years. The company is trusted worldwide to provide independent, third party expertise.

This autumn Smithers Viscient is planning an open day for press and interested parties to showcase the important work that takes place at its EU headquarters.

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About The Smithers Group and Smithers Viscient:

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers Viscient, Smithers Pira, Smithers Rapra, Smithers Apex (News - Alert), Smithers Pharma Services, and Smithers Quality Assessments. Each Smithers Group company provides technology-based services focused on a defined market. As a group the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long term growth. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers goal is to add value throughout the life cycle of our clients' products, by utilising testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. All Smithers companies are known by their clients as Trusted Providers of Innovative Solutions. For more information got to:

Smithers Viscient is a global Contract Research Organisation (CRO) providing environmental testing, ecotoxicology, and regulatory services for the crop protection, seed technology, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and the consumer and household product industries. With laboratories located in North America and Europe, Smithers Viscient has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 40 years. Smithers Viscient conducts studies to satisfy all regulatory requirements globally. Services include ecotoxicology, avian toxicology, environmental fate, metabolism and residue, analytical, and product chemistry. For more information, go to:

Smithers Viscient Europe

Harrogate, United Kingdom

Smithers Viscient North America

Wareham, Massachusetts, United States

Snow Camp, North Carolina, United States

Smithers Viscient Asia

Tokyo, Japan

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