At Waltham, we believe that with data, knowledge, and insights, we can find new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of pets around the world.
As Mars Petcare’s science centre, we are uniquely positioned to analyse information on the behaviour, health and genetics of pets around the world through our nutrition, health and pet service businesses. We also collect data from the pets housed at our 100+ acre site, and we do so following our WALTHAM™ caring science approach.
At the MARS PETCARE BIOBANK, Waltham scientists will have the opportunity to connect biological samples of thousands of pets to their health, lifestyle, behaviour and genetic data. This can help them understand the markers of health and disease, and find new ways to advance individualised care for pets. Working with Antech Diagnostics and Mars Veterinary Health experts, Waltham teams analysed historic health records of thousands of cats and dogs and identified early prediction algorithms for chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk in dogs and cats.