Covance to Expand England Facility

<p>Covance Inc. will expand its nutritional chemistry and food safety services, which will open a new laboratory this summer within its existing facility in Harrogate, England.</p>

PRINCETON, N.J.Covance Inc. will expand its nutritional chemistry and food safety services (NCFS), which will open a new laboratory within its existing facility in Harrogate, England. The 10,000-square-foot laboratory is expected to open this summer.

Our new European site for nutritional chemistry and food safety services will enable us to provide the consistency of service and quality testing that our clients have come to expect from Covance, from a location that is closer and more convenient to their European operations," said Brad Riemenapp, vice president and general manager, Covance NCFS. 

The addition of this lab is expected to create more than 100 jobs within the next five years of operation.

The Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Business Growth Programme has awarded Covance with a £575,000 (approximately USD $975,000) grant through the Government's Regional Growth Fund. Covance will be undertaking new research on contaminants testing  thanks to the funding.

Covance is not only a global leader in its field but also a major employer in the Leeds City Region and this investment aims to boost the number of jobs and skills the company can offer local people," said Roger Marsh, chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. The expertise and intelligence behind this new research into nutritional health and food testing puts the Leeds City Region on the map and enhances our reputation as a great place to do business."

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