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Plant & Animal Metabolism

Get your agrochemical and agricultural pharmaceutical or nutritional products to market safely and reliably with Battelle’s comprehensive plant and animal metabolism studies. We combine industry-leading expertise to deliver fast, reliable metabolism, pharmacokinetic (PK) and toxicokinetic (TK) studies for product registration and regulatory support.


Our studies will determine the nature of your products’ residues and metabolic pathways in plants and animals as well as assess the potential for their accumulation and metabolism in soil residue – providing the reliable data you need to make product development decisions.

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We can help you at every stage of the process, from needs assessment and study design to execution and dossier development. We can perform single studies for product registration and complex, customized projects to meet your unique requirements. Our study directors take a proactive approach to ensure excellent communication is maintained with the client and principal investigators where applicable. 

We have extensive in vitro and in vivo experience and can accurately isolate, identify and characterize known and unknown metabolites in tissues and excreta. Our plant metabolism studies can be conducted in the greenhouse under environmentally controlled conditions or outside where typical farming and climatic conditions can be more closely simulated. We use state-of-the-art equipment and analytical techniques to give you accurate, dependable data. We perform studies on a full range of crops including cereals, vegetables, top fruit and vines. We are fully compliant with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and experienced in handling highly toxic, radiolabeled and biohazard samples.


Our services include: 

In Vivo PK and TK Studies
As part of our general toxicology services, we perform in vivo pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic studies in large and small models. Our small model studies use Empis/Culex/Raturn technology for automated dosing and sample collection.  

In Vitro Metabolism
Battelle has extensive experience in evaluating in vitro metabolism with CYPs (cytochrome P450s), liver microsomes and hepatocytes. We identify major CYPs responsible for metabolism of candidates, examine the interaction potential for CYP inhibition and induction, and characterize metabolic pathways.

Our multidisciplinary teams combine bioanalytical and kinetic services for integrated, efficient kinetic studies. Our kineticists are experienced with a variety of exposure methods (intravenous, intraperitoneal, intramuscular, intrathecal, oral, dermal, dosed-feed, dosed-water and inhalation) and numerous species, including rat, hen, goat and swine.

Veterinary Health and Nutrition
Battelle can help you get new medicines and nutritional products for livestock and companion animals to market safely and efficiently.  We provide a full range of toxicology services for agri-pharmacological and nutritional product registration.

Other Areas of Expertise
Our in-house support services include genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, biomarkers and more to advance your product development goals. We also conduct bioavailability and bioequivalence studies, compartmental modeling, noncompartmental analysis, and pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic analysis.  


Move your products to market quickly and confidently with reliable, defensible data and regulatory support.

Office Locations

505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 800-201-2011
or 614-424-6424


141 Longwater Drive, Suite 202
Norwell, MA 02061


Battelle UK Limited
29, Springfield Lyons Approach
Chelmsford Business Park
Springfield, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 5LB, UK


Battelle UK Limited
Langstone Technology Park
Langstone Road