Colorado State University has cemented its leadership role in animal sciences research with the grand opening of a new lab.
The University’s Zoetis Incubator Research Lab is part of the school’s Research Innovation Center on the Foothills Campus.
Zoetis, the world's largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock. Zoetis says it’s hoping to enhance the scope of its research and the turnaround time from research to development to market readiness.
Zoetis’ VP of Global Therapeutics Research for Veterinary Medicine is Robert Polzer. He spoke with the school on the central purpose of the lab’s study.
Polzer: “So the area of focus that we’re setting up here is in collaboration with CSU is a focus of trying to understand how we can intervene on the animal’s own immune system and use their own immune system to bolster their health in lieu of having to go to an antibiotic intervention.
The company’s Director of Global Therapeutics Research Chad Ray says the company wanted new ideas and new researchers ready to innovate. Its search led it to Colorado State where he says students are being taught to engage in “really high quality science”, and where newly graduated PHD’s, MS and BS students can help drive the research for the future.