SynTech to move headquarters to Kansas
The US contract research company, SynTech Research (Davis, California), is to move its global headquarters to Stillwell, Kansas. The move follows last year's purchase of Bayer CropScience's US ecotoxicology facility and the establishment of SynTech Research Laboratory Services at the site last year (Agrow No 652, p 6). SynTech has added a protein expression analysis unit, a terrestrials (bees and other non-target organisms) unit and an additional analytical team and laboratory at the site. The expansion means the site now houses over 35 staff, while it held only 19 at the time of the acquisition. SynTech expects around 50 staff to be on site when the headquarters transfer is completed in the fourth quarter of this year, and to have about 100 staff at the site by 2016.