SynTech expands in Mexico with new Sample Processing Lab

SynTech Research has expanded its services in Mexico to include GLP residue trials and sample processing.

Trials in Mexico

Sample Processing Laboratory, Mexico

The SynTech Sample Processing Laboratory is located in Culiacan Sinaloa, the heart of agribusiness in northwest of Mexico, access to field and commercial greenhouses covering a wide range of crops from coffee and bananas to fruit and specialty crops. The facility is fully operational and offers high quality equipment to receive, store, process, and extract/homogenise crop samples for pesticide residues. Trials are performed in commercially important areas in the states of Sinaloa, Sonora and Baja California. The team, led by Miguel Verdugo, Research Biologist, at SynTech’s Sanger, CA station conducted 36 residue trials in 2016, including work required following SynTech’s acquisition of Syngenta’s Brazil analytical facility

The GLP residue trials service and Sample Processing Laboratory facility will provide the basis for further expanding SynTech’s NAM business in Mexico, including other disciplines such as Bioefficacy, Seeds and Traits and Ecotoxicology.

SynTech to attend CAC in Shanghai

Representatives from SynTech Research will be attending 18th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC) at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIECC), Shanghai, China, from 1-3 March 2017

This event is organized by CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry every March in Shanghai. Since its launch in 1999, CAC has become one of the world’s largest agrochemical exhibitions and a UFI approved event in 2012.
Integrating new product display, technical exchange and trade talks together, CAC serves as a one-stop platform with the most active transactions for agrochemical trade, exchange and cooperation involved in pesticides, fertilizers, seeds, beyond-agriculture, production & packaging equipment, crop protection equipment, logistics, consultancy, laboratories and supportive services. It opens a window for Chinese agrochemical enterprises in the international market, and is the annual get-together for global agrochemical business performers.

SynTech staff attending will be:
Eric Ythier, Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager
Daniel Mourad, Global GLP Account Manager
Rosalino Rondon, Regional Director Asia Pacific
Richard Jin, Associate Research Biologist

GLP accreditation renewal for SynTech Argentina

Spraying rice

Following a recent inspection, SynTech Research has successfully had its GLP accreditation renewed by the Argentinian Monitoring Authority, OAA (Organismo Argentino de Accreditation).

First accredited in March 2014, SynTech Argentina was one of the first agricultural R&D Contract Research Organisations to obtain GLP accreditation, acknowledged to be a very demanding achievement in Argentina. The renewed GLP accreditation covers all SynTech Research Argentina studies and sites, allowing national and international recognition of the Company’s “bio-compliance” trials, supporting registrations of products for both crop protection and agricultural biotech companies.

Tomato trial sampling – Argentina

SynTech Argentina continues to expand its services. These include GLP trials in all crops, GMO trials in: corn, soybean, sugarcane, wheat and cotton., Bioefficacy (GEP): including post-harvest efficacy studies, and Regulatory projects: including EUP, equivalent dossier for TGAI and FP, import permits, additional origins, and uses.

SynTech Research Argentina also provides agricultural and public health product registration consultancy services, coordinating programs throughout South and Central America.

The Company Headquarters are in Buenos Aires, with a main trials facility in Victoria (Entre Ríos), and trials units in Luján de Cuyo

SETAC attracts SynTech Research attendance in May




SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, 7–11 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium.
Registration is now open

About SETAC Europe – This is a 5-day event featuring a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities. You cannot miss this event if you are interested in emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry. Between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government, representing an average of 60 countries, provides a unique networking opportunity and a chance for cross-collaboration long after the closing session.

SynTech Research is will be exhibiting in booths 10 & 12 – come and visit us.
Staff in attendance: Line Deslandes (Terrestrial Ecotoxicology Team Lead), Cédric Pierru (Pollinator Specialist) and Eric Ythier (Global Account Manager Ecotoxicology).

Residue Study Directorship Team Lead appointed

Denise Woodard

Ms. Denise Woodard, currently Study Director for Environmental Chemistry, has been appointed as Residue Study Directorship Team Lead at SynTech Research, Stilwell, Kansas. Denise has B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry, plus over 20 years’ experience in Agricultural research – including 15 years with Bayer CropScience.

Denise’s experience of environmental fate, residue and metabolism work has included analysis of residues in crops, animals, soil, and water, and plant and animal metabolism studies.  She has also had considerable Principal Investigator and Study Management experience.

Denise can be contacted at