Characterization of the nature and level of chemical residues accumulating in livestock helps determine the risk an agrochemical poses in the human food chain. Livestock metabolism studies, and livestock feeding studies, are late-stage, and important regulatory hurdles to the approval of your agrochemical. They are also large and complex to perform. With such high-stake, late-stage studies you need a partner with a track record of livestock metabolism study success.
How can you rapidly and efficiently hit your livestock metabolism endpoints?
As livestock metabolism studies are often later stage, you may be under time pressure to deliver against regulatory endpoints. Any delay can affect the access of your agrochemical to the market and impact revenue. These studies can also become large and complex requiring multiple animal groups and multi-tissue sampling and analysis. You need a partner who combines scientific expertise, regulatory insight and execution excellence to efficiently see you through livestock metabolism studies.
That means employing chemical know-how to identify the key residues of concern, developing radiolabeled test items (metabolism studies), optimizing extraction approaches, characterizing residues and validating analytic techniques. You also need strategic insight to design studies with built-in trigger points for decision making. Clear reporting of accurate, reliable results is needed to let you build coherent regulatory arguments.