Zoetis on Thursday announced that the company has completed an expansion of its global manufacturing and supply facility in Lincoln, Neb., to help meet the demand for Synovex, an implant that affects gain and feed efficiency in beef cattle.
The new 19,000-square-foot, three-story facility will house the global manufacturing operations for Synovex.
"Enhancing our manufacturing capacity is an important step we have taken to make sure our customers know they can rely on us to bring them the high-quality Synovex implants they have used for decades," said Paul Parker, senior marketing manager with Zoetis.
"Cattle performance is more important than ever in this era of high cattle prices, and Synovex implants can help our customers maximize the productivity of their cattle."
Research, environmental impact
Zoetis continues to invest in research and development of Synovex. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration granted a label extension for Synovex Choice for use in heifers.
In 2014, the FDA completed an environmental impact review of Synovex Choice, the first beef-cattle implant to receive such an assessment.
The FDA evaluated and approved data from in-depth environmental modeling studies completed by Zoetis, which examined exposure of the active ingredients in Synovex Choice – trenbolone acetate and estradiol benzoate – and their metabolites.
The studies also evaluated direct impact of these ingredients. The FDA issued Zoetis a finding of no significant impact on the environmental assessment, including waterways, air, plants or aquatic species, when used according to label directions.1
Quality-control testing, validation of the manufacturing facility and building inventories of Synovex formulations are now underway.