Lonza has a well-recognised presence in the world’s crop protection industry. A custom manufacturer of active ingredients, and intermediates, for many years, the company has established strong relationships with leading plant protection manufacturers and innovators, as well as developing ready-to-use formulations such as the metaldehyde-based AXCELA® slug pellet. As one of the world’s most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. It harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. Its recent launch of VELCIS® provides a new range of formulation ingredients and development services, helping manufacturers to keep pace with new formulation trends, such as biopesticides, added-value formulations of post-patent molecules, and regulatory-driven product reformulations.