Choose a partnership for success

Choose a partnership for success

As a leading CRO for the development and registration of veterinary medicine products, you will have access to unrivalled expertise to assist with the regulatory requirements for your veterinary medicine submissions or extensions.

As your partner we can offer access to state-of-the-art facilities and a team of expert ecotoxicologists who deliver studies that are accepted across the appropriate regulatory frameworks.

Using laboratory and field studies, commercial farm scale trials and environmental risk assessments our turnkey capability unlocks and maximises the potential of your new products and,extends the scope of your current veterinary medicine products.  A truly bespoke service offering, either end to end across your entire program or on a targeted modular basis depending on your own internal expertise and resources that will develop,extend and deliver products truly fit for both major and minor species.

You need to trust that you have a reliable and experienced partner to help bring your product to market.  As a leading CRO for the development and registration of veterinary medicine products, you will have access to unrivalled expertise to assist with the regulatory requirements for your veterinary medicine submissions or extensions.  We have helped our customers satisfy regulations worldwide including those for the EU, EPA, JMAFF and OECD, so that means we can be with you in whichever geography you are looking to register your product.

You know the importance of keeping animal health products safe.  Finding a trusted partner to ensure your vision of improved animal health has never been more important.  With more than 6 decades of experience, we’re ready to partner with you to get it done right.  Together, creating solutions that keep animal products safe.

Fera Science Limited and RAFT Solutions, with six decades of combined experience in livestock research trials to GLP & GCP standards have formed a unique research partnership to deliver a vision of improved health and performance in food animal production. This partnership combines cutting edge close to market veterinary expertise in animal health, with globally leading bioscience laboratory capability and environmental impact evaluation to help achieve sustainable food production. 

Our specialist CRO team have a passion for animal health, a strong client focus and a track record for developing and delivering tailored innovative solutions. Our combined facilities offer extensive and flexible Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accredited facilities suitable for all farm animal species, supported by an independently managed Quality Assurance Unit and trained Good Clinical Practice veterinary (GCPv) Study Monitors. We are proud of our reputation for outstanding service to our clients, providing robust results, timely reporting and value for money.

"Our environment,  your products, our analysis, your solution."

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Our philosophy is to tailor our project management input to complement you and your project needs

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         Our Services from discovery to Phase 4

     The design and execution of clinical research programmes (efficacy and safety studies, from discovery and throughout development)

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Working closely with our partner to develop an analytical method and metabolism study for a range of animal fats.

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Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Chemical impact assessment is critical for the protection of the aquatic environment. It is important that testing assesses each of the trophic levels; photosynthetic organisms, herbivores and predatory organisms, including fish. 

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Higher Tier Risk Assessment

Newly-developed chemical compounds need to be safe for the plant and aquatic environment.  Our new state-of the-art E-Flows mesocosm and aquatic facilities provide a unique test-bed to demonstrate this 

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Soil Organisms

To test the effects of your chemicals on soil microorganisms, Fera offers a number of ecotoxicology services. Tests can be carried out to assess the impact of your chemicals on earthworms and on the soil microbial community.

Fera has the best people in the right place focussed on delivering the right solution. We continuously invest in our people and support them in delivering the best science to our partners.
Areas of Expertise

Steve Mattock

Steve is responsible for the management and delivery of ecotoxicology studies and the development and expansion of the business and science capabilities within the group.

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Phil Rooney

Phil is the senior environmental fate scientist for chemical safety at Fera with 10 years’ experience in the area. With a background in biochemistry, Phil manages commercial and research projects within the environmental fate and behaviour sector. 

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Chris Sinclair

Chris is an expert in regulatory environmental risk assessment processes, registration requirements and guidance for pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicines and pesticides.


The breadth of our technology allows us to integrate technology and informatics establishes us as a centre of diagnostic excellence accelerating the pull through of emerging technologies into real world applications.

Thomson Suite

The Thomson Suite is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the UK. It is a bespoke laboratory running to GLP quality standards that houses 30 state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments.

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