A brief history

SynTech Research was launched on 11  December 1999, by Dr Khosro Khodayari and three colleagues from Zeneca Agrochemicals (now Syngenta), located in the Central Valley of California, providing GEP & GLP services in the US.

SynTech France was opened and EU and US expansion started in 2002. Business in Latin America (Brazil) and in Asia-Pacific was initiated in 2008. The HQ moved to a new site in Stilwell, Kansas in 2012, to provide laboratory (ecotox and analytical) services and the business continued to expand globally, with over 300 staff offering laboratory, glasshouse and field GEP and GLP services for chemicals and seeds/traits from locations in over 30 countries.

Acceres was originally formed by combining GAB Consulting, providing European Regulatory services for the biopesticides and agrochemicals, and Promo-Vert, a South European field testing CRO. Acceres acquired BIOTEK Agriculture in the EU, UK and the Ukraine in 2019, leading to a complement of 250 staff, providing expertise and coordination in Regulatory Services, Field Trials and Laboratory Studies.

In October 2020, SynTech Research and Acceres merged, creating a SynTech Research group of companies comprising 600 scientists, agronomists, regulatory specialists and managers, who now provide a complete “end-to-end” range of R&D services.  These include Field trials (agrochemical and seeds/traits, GEP and GLP trials), Laboratory studies (analytical, efficacy, ecotoxicology) and Regulatory services (chemicals, biopesticides, biocides).


The Company is now embarking on a further ambitious program of geographical and service expansion, from acquisitions and organic growth

Our target is to become the leading the global Ag-CRO Product Development service provider:

  • of an extensive range of capabilities, available globally, including to our many clients who wish to outsource “end-to-end” product research, development and regulatory services
  • with a business in excess of >$100M (15% market share in our chosen sectors) and the highest quality reputation in the Industry