Valent BioSciences LLC officially moved its global Biorational Headquarters (BHQ) to Innovation Park in Libertyville, Illinois. The new headquarters is situated in the same complex as the more than 90,000-square-foot Biorational Research Center (BRC), which relocated from Long Grove, Illinois, in 2018.
Previously located at 870 Technology Way in Libertyville, the BHQ now shares the same address (1910 Innovation Way, Suite 100) as the BRC. With its design carefully fine-tuned for the challenges of working in today’s COVID-19 environment, the new workspace features a specialized airflow filter system, Indigo-Clean LED lights that inhibit microbial growth, as well as sanitizing stations located throughout the office.
The environmentally friendly facility also incorporates the latest energy-efficient technologies and safety features, reflecting the company’s commitment to promoting a safe and healthy work environment. In addition, the floorplan provides increased conference, project and huddle rooms.
Employees at both the BHQ and BRC are currently in the pilot phase of wearing proximity contact tracing tags that alert the wearer when they are within six feet of another tag to help minimize exposure and create traceable employee contact logs.
“While the pandemic caused us to pivot when designing the space, we are excited to embrace our reimagined workspace in this attractive new facility,” said Ted Melnik, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Valent BioSciences. “Having our state-of-the-art headquarters under the same roof as our research center is invaluable, and we are already seeing enhanced collaboration between functional business groups. We went from being a 20-minute drive apart at Long Grove to being within walking distance when we moved into the BRC, and now we’re right upstairs—the shared space provides a tremendous advantage.”
The new offices will enable Valent BioSciences to retain its position as the worldwide leader in the development, commercialization and manufacturing of biorational products, keeping the company on the leading edge of global sustainability efforts in agriculture, public health and forest health.