Ribbon-cutting event marks official start to R&D collaboration with Colorado State University
This week, Zoetis held a ribbon-cutting event at Colorado State University (CSU) to celebrate the official start of the company’s landmark R&D collaboration with CSU. The event was attended by Zoetis and CSU leaders, as well as Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell, and Zoetis CEO Kristin Peck and Dr. Cathy Knupp, EVP and President of Research & Development at Zoetis, welcomed new R&D colleagues who will work alongside CSU’s highly skilled scientists to seed innovations for livestock animal health.
Exploring Immunotherapies for Livestock
In July, Zoetis and Colorado State University signed an agreement to establish the Zoetis Incubator Research Lab and begin a research collaboration focused on exploring the livestock immune system to target new immunotherapies – paving the way for new alternatives to antibiotics in food-producing animals. The initial focus of the lab will be biotherapeutics for cattle, which could yield broader implications for pigs and poultry.
“This partnership aligns with our key priorities: investing in innovation to bring products and solutions to our customers, and building a healthier and more sustainable future. The research that we’re doing here at CSU may help us keep animals healthier and use less antibiotics,” said Ms. Peck. “I especially enjoyed seeing the collaboration and passion for research among our new colleagues and the leaders from CSU. This was an exciting day to celebrate our partnership with CSU.”