Our Facilities

Our world-class research and development facilities in Libertyville, Illinois, and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Osage, Iowa, empower us to create biological solutions used around the world.

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Osage Manufacturing Plant

Valent BioSciences’ decision to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa, was born out of a commitment to maintaining our high-quality standards and meeting the significant demand we continue to experience for our solutions the world over.

Within the plant, our employees work with locally grown materials, such as corn and soybeans, to create microbial products for agriculture, public health, and forest health.

Osage Manufacturing Plant

square feet, making it the largest purpose-built biorational product facility in the world.

$150 million

to build the facility, which was completed in 2014.

A Look Inside Our Osage Plant

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Valent BioSciences’ manufacturing processes ensure that all of our products perform at a consistently high level. Stepwise monitoring and in-process testing are conducted at our lab facilities within the plant, as well as fermentation and downstream processing that turn natural products into our biological solutions.

Biorational Research Center

Best-in-class solutions are born out of first-rate facilities. That’s why in 2018, Valent BioSciences opened the Biorational Research Center (BRC) in Libertyville, Illinois, that houses our industry-leading plant, soil, and formulation scientists, microbiologists, entomologists, and chemists.

Within the BRC, collaboration and innovation come together under one roof to make advances in greenhouse research, plant biology, soil microbiology, entomology, plant pathology, nematology, microbiology, chemistry, fermentation, formulation, and downstream processing.

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square-foot-facility, which includes 65,000 square feet of open-concept lab and office space and nearly 20,000 square feet of greenhouses.


the year in which the Biorational Research Center opened in Libertyville, Illinois.

A Look Inside Our Research Center

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Valent BioSciences’ Biorational Research Center serves as the hub for all of the company's global research, development, and manufacturing activities. It fosters innovation by bringing together a team of world-class experts in chemistry, entomology, plant pathology, soil health, fermentation, and formulation technology under one roof.

Our Commitment to R&D

Valent BioSciences and our parent company, Sumitomo Chemical, are committed to researching and developing solutions that provide value for plant, public, and forest health around the world.

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