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Stason Selects Kansas City for Relocation

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The pharmaceutical company dedicated to animal health will move its headquarters to the KC Animal Health Corridor.

On Aug. 26, Stason Animal Health (SAH) announced its decision to relocate its corporate headquarters from Vancouver to Kansas City, Mo., at the eighth annual KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming, one of the largest gatherings of animal industry executives in the world.

The pharmaceutical company will lease office space in the Bioscience & Technology Business Center located on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus.

Photo courtesy of Stason Animal Health website.

Through its affiliation with Irvine, Calif.-based Stason Pharmaceuticals Inc., SAH is dedicated exclusively to the development of new chemical entities for companion animals. By making its new home at the Animal Health Corridor, it will join more than 300 other animal health companies, which employ at least 22,000 people.

“SAH chose to locate in Kansas City due to the available resources and personnel for animal health product development, as well as low operating costs and several incentive programs for new companies,” SAH CEO Diana Wood says. “The culture of Kansas City and concentration of animal health companies here made the selection quite easy. ”There is no place like the KC Animal Health Corridor for a company looking to serve the animal health industry.”

The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) represented the KC Animal Health Corridor in working with SAH. Other key partners included the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., and the Kansas Department of Commerce.

KCADC President and CEO Bob Marcusse says, “With the KC Animal Health Corridor’s globally unique animal health industry concentration offering a mix of companies, higher education, research and service providers, the Kansas City area is an ideal location for Stason Animal Health to grow and succeed.”