Frontage Expands Service Offerings to Agrochemical Companies
Exton, PA – October 13, 2015 – Frontage, a full service contract research organization (CRO), today announced that it has expanded its service offerings to agricultural chemical companies engaged in developing products that are covered by FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) and regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA recently completed an inspection of the Frontage’s Exton, Pennsylvania facility on September 3, 2015 with no deficiencies identified. The key services now offered to agrochemical companies include pharmacokinetic evaluations of new candidates, metabolism and mass balance studies using radiolabeled compounds, residue assessments, analytical method development/validation and stability evaluations.
“Frontage has conducted several EPA-regulated studies successfully over the last few years. There is considerable synergy between pharmaceutical and agrochemical product development; hence it was very easy for us to tap into the existing talent and processes to execute these studies. Positive inspection outcomes by regulatory agencies provide our clients with confidence that Frontage’s quality systems and processes are compliant with established Good Laboratory Practice regulations,” said Dr. Song Li, CEO of Frontage Laboratories. “We are pleased to be able to share with our clients that Frontage continues its expansion plans to encompass EPA-regulated studies to support the growing agrochemical industry. Frontage has recently added 10,000 square feet of new laboratory space and several state-of-the-art mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and radioactivity equipment in anticipation of increasing demand from these agrochemical companies,” said Dr. Song Li.