CHAP has a new address

CHAP has a new address. We are delighted to announce that, following an extensive rebrand by the former National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC), we are now headquartered at York Biotech Campus.

We are still based in the same offices – or at least we will be post-Covid – but the address is now Crop Health and Protection, York Biotech Campus, Sand Hutton, York.

The campus has always been a leading hub for bioscience in Yorkshire, and the rebrand represents its evolution from a pure agri-tech site to all-encompassing biotech. The rebrand includes a new name, visual marque and website to give the campus a new identity. To champion its foundations in Yorkshire and celebrate its role in supporting innovation in bioscience, the new brand design incorporates a molecular White Rose to illustrate both sides of the campus’s story.

The aim is to better reflect the site’s position as a centre for biotech within the region having attracted a wide range of leading science organisations to its site over its 20-year history, including Labskin and Covance, alongside Fera Science Limited.

Its new identity demonstrates the scale of the site’s work over the past 20 years, as it has played an integral role in pioneering science innovation. Most recently, York Biotech Campus has performed a key role in the fight against COVID-19, with a number of tenants involved in research efforts to fight the virus.

Further notable work includes Fera Science Limited’s research in 2013, which revealed the presence of horsemeat in commercially available meat products; the development of an entirely artificial skin for testing purposes by Labskin; and the collaborative work between CHAP (Centre for Crop Health and Protection) and Fera to create the E-Flows Mesocosm, Europe’s most advanced edge-of-field water assessment facility.

Liz Cashon, innovation campus manager at York Biotech Campus said: “At York Biotech Campus we are gearing for growth, not only for our site, but for the rapid expansion of the biotech industry as we see it today, as, now more than ever, we are seeing innovative organisations growing out of the region to contribute vital research to the life science economy.”

Explore the new York Biotech Campus brand by visiting the website at www.yorkbiotechcampus.com.

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