The bespoke facility at Centrum, Norwich Research Park’s research, innovation and business hub, accommodates senior members of Germains’ Research and Development team with a strategic focus on the science of seed priming and crop development. Dr Sally Ann Forsyth, chief executive officer at Norwich Research Park, welcomed Germains to the £11.5m Centrum building saying:
“We are delighted Germains Seed Technology has chosen Norwich Research Park as a location to further research seed priming and crop development. This reinforces our global position in creating a unique cluster of business and research organisations with world-leading science credentials. ”
Germains Senior Scientists based at new laboratory | Strategic focus seed priming and crop development
In addition to existing Research and Development facilities in the UK, Netherlands and the US, the opening of the latest state-of-the-art laboratory further strengthens Germains’ existing links with scientific and business partners at Norwich Research Park. Demonstrating commitment to science and development, work has now started in the new laboratory.
“With our new laboratory at Centrum, Germains benefits from the expertise and technical infrastructure at Norwich Research Park. We already collaborate with the John Innes Centre and we are looking to build new collaborations with other institutions, too.” said Senior scientist, Dr Hamad Siddiqui.
Dr. Gerard Mulqueen, European business director said: “This fundamental research facility at Norwich Research Park’s Centrum laboratories is a further enhancement to our product development programme, enabling Germains to continue meeting the future needs of our customers and the industry as a whole.”
Germains joins more than 40 other businesses based at Norwich Research Park including four world-renowned research institutes, the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.