SynTech expands in Asia Pacific with new field sites

SynTech has recently expanded its capabilities in the Asia Pacific Region. In the Southern Philippines, a satellite facility has been established in Davao, Mindanao, specializing in plantation crops such as banana, pineapple and mango.

Banana harvest

Mango – leafhoppers and damage

In Thailand, a satellite at Kamphaeng Sean, Nakhon Pathom province, will deliver GLP residue and bio-efficacy trials in a range of crops. Both satellites will allow SynTech to expand its capability to meet demands to deliver import tolerance trials.

Spraying a GLP rice trial in Thailand

CIR 2017 – SynTech will be there

CIR 2017
Date: 5-7 September 2017
Venue: Nice Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, France

Four conferences in one location
Connecting industry and policy makers to develop improved regulatory strategies for chemicals, biocides and agrochemicals.

SynTech France will be exhibiting in booth 16 at the CIR 2017 event: 5-6 September 2017 in Nice. SynTech staff present will be Jacques Galès, Managing Director, SynTech France and Germany, Dr. Isabelle Pronier, Manager, EU GLP program, and Dr. Cristina Benros-Ythier, Regulatory Manager, SynTech France

For further information visit:

SynTech presents its non-target plant services at SETAC

At the 2017 SETAC Europe meeting in Brussels on 7-11 May, Eric Ythier (Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager), Line Deslandes (Terrestrial Ecotoxicology Team Lead, France), Cedric Pierru (Ecotoxicology Principal Investigator, France), Eva Garzón (Ecotoxicology Study Director, Spain) and Giulia Mautino (Registration Specialist, Italy) demonstrated the company’s Non-Target Terrestrial Plant (NTP) services, including its experience in producing and testing weed species.

SynTech booth at SETAC EU 2017

Line Deslandes, Giulia Mautino, Eric Ythier, Eva Garzón and Cedric Pierru

SynTech’s NTP services include:

  • Seedling emergence and growth test (OECD 208 and OCSPP 850.4100)
  • Vegetative vigor test (OECD 227 and OCSPP 850.4150)
  • Early seedling growth toxicity test (OCSPP 850.4230)
  • NTP screens

Testing is conducted in climate-controlled greenhouses on our Europe and USA sites. Higher tier testing (field studies) are conducted on our field stations worldwide.

Non-Target plants (crops)

Non-Target Plants (weeds) and seeds

Studies are conducted on crops or weeds for emergence, dry weight, height, mortality and phytotoxicity. Reproduction (flowering, seed production and seed germination) can also be assessed.

The NTP benches can be treated with an automated track sprayer, have automated irrigation and are mobile, minimizing spatial differences during the studies.

NTP greenhouse in Nimes, France

NTP drying (dry weight endpoint)

To view a short video on the NTP spraying in Nimes France access this link

To learn more about SynTech’s NTP and other Ecotoxicology services (Pollinators, Aquatics, Terrestrials), please contact Eric Ythier, Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager at

SynTech Germany achieves GLP accreditation

SynTech research HQ Germany, Loptin, near Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein

SynTech Research Germany has been accredited for GLP field residues trials (OECD category 9) by the Bavarian State Agency for Health and Food Safety (Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit), following a full inspection in January, 2017. This accreditation includes multi-site study direction and the field phase of GLP trials, including residue, ecotoxicology, soil dissipation studies.

Triticale Trial treatment Germany

SynTech Germany can now conduct GLP as well as GEP programs on a wide range of crops, including: cereals, maize, sunflowers, potatoes, oilseed rape, vegetable and fruit crops, vines, ornamentals and turf; a number of trials including residues in pollen, nectar, and honey, have already been started.

SynTech opens a new field station in Romania

SynTech Romania field station

SynTech Research has added to its global field trials network by opening a station in Romania, at Arad, situated in the west of the country. The main crops are cereals (maize, wheat, barley), oilseeds (canola, sunflower), soybean, forage, fruit and vegetables.  The station has three full time staff, including the Romania Trial Coordinator, Sergiu Treer (transferring from SynTech Research Germany), and Szilveszter Nagy, both of whom have Masters degrees in crop protection.

Weighing room, SynTech Romania

As well as offices, laboratory, weighing room and storage areas, the facility has a self-contained visitors’ guesthouse. SynTech Research in Romania is already operating to GEP standards and is anticipating GEP certification in July/August 2017, covering the full spectrum of field, fruit and vegetable crops.

For more information please contact Tibor Barasits, Managing Director ( or Sergiu Treer (