New Analytical Chemistry Laboratory to support EU Programs

Sciex 5500 in Hungarian Laboratory

SynTech Research is in the process of completing an Analytical Chemistry laboratory in Budapest, Hungary, to provide analytical support to its European field trials and ecotoxicology laboratory and field studies.

This is SynTech’s third analytical laboratory, supplementing its existing laboratories in Stilwell, Kansas USA, and in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  “Current expectations are that the laboratory will be fully operational by the fall of 2017 and an OECD GLP audit is scheduled for that time” says Scott Ward, Director of Laboratory Services at SynTech Research. “The GLP certificate should be in place by the end of the year, so the laboratory will be able to provide GLP residue services from the start of 2018”.

SynTech President addresses Chinese Academy of Biotechnology on the role of CROs

Dr. Khodayari, gave a presentation in China on “The role of CROs in Global Product Development”

In May, Dr Khosro Khodayari, SynTech President and CEO, was invited to visit and make a presentation at the Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, in Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province, P. R. China.

The presentation, “The Role of CROs in Global Product Development”, described the evolution of agricultural R&D CROs over the last two decades to the current major role that they play today, and a vision of their increasing importance to the sector in the future.

Dr. Khodayari’s visit included a study tour of the Institute and several farms, covering tea, rice, grapes, and vegetables, and discussions on the contributions SynTech can make to product development in China.

43rd Annual CAPCA conference 2017

This year staff from SynTech Research: Dave Marsden, Milo Lewis, Jacob Davis and Mariana Krugner will be attending the 43rd Annual CAPCA Conference & Agri-Expo to be held in Reno, NV from October 15-17, 2017.  Booth #721.

California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) represents a membership of 75% of the nearly 4,000 California EPA licensed pest control advisers (PCA’s) who provide pest management consultation for the production of food, fiber and ornamental industries of this state. CAPCA’s mission is to facilitate the success of the licensed pest control adviser. CAPCA’s purpose is to serve as the leader in the evolution of the pest management industry through the communication of reliable information.

In 2016 CAPCA Conference & Agri-Expo attracted 1638 attendees to the Dis-
neyland Resort in Anaheim, California. 129 exhibitors of the latest products available to the licensed PCA were on hand to share product information, and provide demonstrations. Many job opportunities were available at the “Career Opportunities” area.

For more information about the event and to register visit:

SynTech Europe and Asia Business Development Manager appointed

Eric Ythier, SynTech’s Europe and Asia Business Development Manager

Eric Ythier, currently SynTech’s Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager, has been appointed as Manager of Business Development and Marketing, EMEA and APAC Regions.  His role will cover GLP, GEP, Ecotoxicology, Seeds & Traits, Project Management/Study Directorship and Regulatory Services.

Eric obtained his M.Sc. in Entomology from the University of Tours, France and worked in academia and then Syngenta, as an arthropodologist and ecotoxicologist, before joining SynTech in 2004. He developed the company’s Ecotoxicology Services globally and has been Study Director, Team Lead, GLP Test Facility Manager and Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager during the past 13 years.

Eric will continue as SynTech’s technical/scientific expert for terrestrial global ecotoxicology services.

Eric can be contacted at

Excellence Award for SynTech France

BPI, the French Public Bank of Investment, has given an Excellence Award to SynTech Research France.

BPI Excellence award to SynTech Research France

The Award means that SynTech Research has been selected by the BPI to be a member of an exclusive network of French companies who are very dynamic, and developing fast (in France and globally), in terms of business investment and performance. The BPI selects only companies with high growth potential. SynTech is pleased and honored to be a recipient of such a prestigious Award