Lawrence specializes in the analysis of agrochemical patents, mainly at the discovery end of the product life cycle. His data and analysis are used to populate Phillips McDougall’s new Agrochemical Patent Database.
He covers all aspects of global agrochemical R&D activity within both major players and the smaller companies that have a major role in shaping the future of the industry. He also analyzes product chemistry in various areas of Phillips McDougall’s products.
As the holder of an honours degree in chemistry, Lawrence's expertise lies in understanding the underlying science of the agrochemical industry, and using this knowledge to analyze global patent activity. This analysis is one of the few means of gaining information on trends in possible future active ingredient commercialization.