Corporate Sponsors

2016


Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

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Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a world leader in diabetes innovation. Our legacy in novel protein therapeutics began in 1923 and continues today with our expertise in engineering therapeutic proteins to improve the lives of people living with diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases. Our mission is to innovate tomorrow’s biologics therapies; we are committed to supporting and collaborating with academic research institutions to explore new approaches to effective treatments of diabetes and obesity.

PepsiCo, Inc.

PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies. A more than $65 billion global powerhouse, PepsiCo makes hundreds of foods and beverages ranging from treats to healthy eats that are loved throughout the world, including Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola.

TSE

TSE Systems is a leading global manufacturer for Metabolic & Behavioral Phenotyping and screening systems . The TSE PhenoMaster® offers a modular solution for state-of-the-art automated metabolic and behavioral monitoring of rodents within the home cage. Metabolism: •Push & Pull Calorimetry, •Urine & Feces Quantification, •Drinking, Feeding with access control, Body Weight Monitoring. Behavior & Exercise: •Home Cage Activity, •Running Wheel Activity, •Motorskill Testing, •Operant Conditioning, learning/memory. Physiology monitoring: •Telemetry (Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, ECG, EEG, Activity, Temperature). The integrated Software allows access to all raw sensor data, computation and analysis as well as the capability to conditionally link feeding/drinking to quantified exercise routines and/or reward based operant control.

Research Diets, Inc.

Research Diets, Inc. formulates and produces purified OpenSource Diets® for laboratory animals. Custom diets shipped in 5-7 days. The BioDAQ® Food and Liquid Intake Monitor features spill-reducing hoppers, mounts to home cage, records the time, duration, amount of each meal automatically. Automated gate is programmable by time or amount consumed.

Sable Systems International

Metabolic measurement systems for preclinical phenotyping and room Calorimetry. Sable’s Promethion™ platform is the new standard for accuracy, workflow efficiency, and best-practice data management. Auto-baselined, synchronized monitoring of MR, RER/RQ, food/water uptake, and control for paired, yoked, or timed feeding. Total activity, wheel and/or beambreak array capture position and displacement.

Stoelting

Stoelting has been an innovator in producing equipment for pre-clinical research equipment since 1886. We proudly offer a complete line of behavioral testing equipment, anchored by ANY-maze™; an easy to use video tracking system for automated measurements of many types of behavioral paradigms. Please visit ANY-maze.com for more details.

Elsevier

A global company headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier publishes around 2000 journals and close to 20,000 books and major reference works. The company is a founding publisher of global programs providing free or low cost access to science and health information in the developing world.

Senomyx

Senomyx discovers novel flavor ingredients that allow food and beverage companies to create better-for-you products. Under its direct sales program, Senomyx sells its Complimyx® brand flavor ingredients, Sweetmyx®, Savorymyx®, and Bittermyx®, to flavor companies for use in a wide variety of foods and beverages. In addition, Senomyx has partnerships with leading global food, beverage, and ingredient supply companies, some of which are currently marketing products that contain Senomyx's flavor ingredients..

Nestle

Nestlé has the largest research and development organization of any food company in the world, with about 5,000 people involved in R&D as well as a number of research partnerships with businesses and universities. We have 40 Research and Development Centres, and Product Technology Centres, around the world. Nestlé Product Technology Centres develop innovative technologies and manufacturing processes that are the basis of new product development and apply these technologies in our operations. Our R&D centres have both a global role and local role, by meeting regional needs, or providing technical expertise in specific areas, such as beverage system technology.

Nutrilite

Nutrilite® is the world’s number one selling brand of vitamins and dietary supplements.* We are phytonutrient pioneers, combining the best of nature with the best of science, providing effective vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements designed to fill nutritional gaps in your diet. Nutrilite® Products are available exclusively from Amway.

Mbrose

Monitor food/water intake in group-housed rodents and minipigs. We focus in complete solutions offering group-housed, hygienic and easy to use home cage based platforms. Combined with a complete data collection system allowing the researcher and technician to efficiently monitor studies in real time without delay in a client server solution.

Media Sponsors

2016