Eurofins Agroscience acquires Research Options
Eurofins Agroscience Services Inc (Madison, Florida), the US subsidiary of the UK-based contract research business, Eurofins Agroscience Services, has acquired the US-based contract research business, Research Options. Following the acquisition, the company plans the creation of a nationwide network of facilities in all of the key growing areas of North America. The US subsidiary started in 2006 with an aim of expanding operations by acquiring other contract research firms ( Agrow No 511, p 40). It plans to focus on expanding the business over the next 12-18 months. “With the structural changes to clients’ in-house R&D capabilities, there is a substantial demand for outsourced regulatory field studies,” says group president Ian Greig. The company has recently changed its name from Agrisearch to Eurofins Agroscience Services (see this issue).