Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Product Development Research Centre

PDRC granola bars tight

The Product Development Research Centre (PDRC) offers contract research and consulting services to food companies and associated industries. We work with companies of all sizes from small enterprises to large cooperatives and multinational companies.

We help food companies through a number of services that are tailored to their needs. We have expertise in product development, food chemistry, microbiology, flavour science and sensory science.

The extensive experience of our consultants and our unique access to the expertise and equipment within the Department of Food Science enables us to provide a wide range of services to the highest standard.

Consultancy Services

If the above list does not cover what you are looking for please contact us – we can normally help with your request and if not we will offer suggestions of who may be able to help.

To find out a bit more about the work we do and how we have assisted companies and industries then please read some of our Case Studies.

Contact the Product Development Research Centre (PDRC)

Pat Silcock
Manager, Product Development Research Centre (PDRC)
Tel 64 3 479 7564
Email pat.silcock@otago.ac.nz

Contact a PDRC staff member

Further information

Department facilities