SGS acquires ARA
The Swiss contract research and agricultural management consultancy, SGS (Geneva), has acquired the US contract research group, Ag Research Associates (ARA - Sycamore, Georgia). ARA conducts efficacy trials for agrochemicals and genetically modified crops and provides regulatory science guidance. It employs around 30 staff and has research sites in Georgia, California, Nebraska, Michigan and Texas. ARA generated revenues of over $5 million in 2010.