princeton consumer research expands to canada

PCR Announces Expansion into Winnipeg Canada

Princeton Consumer Research (PCR),   a global leader in the product testing industry specializing in safety testing, efficacy testing and acceptability trials, today announced that Elsie Kohoot has been named as Site Director of the new PCR clinical site, based in Winnipeg Canada.

Elsie, former Site Manager of Hill Top Research’s Canadian facility, is joined by Joelle Potrebka, who has worked with Elsie for 25 years in the consumer product testing area. Together they bring over 50 years experience in consumer product testing, working with some of the biggest names in the cosmetic and personal care market place.

“Bringing on a site in Canada marks a tremendous milestone for PCR in growing the company to what it has become today, the largest independently owned, Consumer Product Testing Company in the world. PCR has been able to establish company owned sites in Europe, North America and Canada and established working relationships with sites in Asia, to further offer a diverse group of geographical locations to best meet the needs of our global client base.”

Elsie will report directly to VP of Operations, Tati Bates, another veteran in the consumer product testing community. Ms Bates added “I have had the pleasure of working with both Elsie and Joelle in the past when they both ran the unit for one of our competitor companies. We are excited to have the experience and knowledge onboard at PCR that both ladies bring with them. This truly helps to establish PCR as the leading Consumer Product testing business in the world and we are excited to have them onboard with us.”

Elsie has unbeatable expertise in dry skin evaluation, patch, acne, antiaging, comedogencity slide evaluations, and bioinstrumentation, microbiome and use studies. She also has 11 publications/presentations to her credit in the field of dermatology.

Elsie received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg. She has been a member of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, International Society for BioEngineering and Skin, and a board member for the Life Science Association of Manitoba.

Joelle Potrebka’s areas of expertise include – dandruff, patch, bioinstrumentation, microbiome and she brings 25 years of experience coordinating and managing many studies, including SPF, moisturization, cold sore, barrier integrity, and antiaging. Joelle is a qualified dandruff grader and has evaluated studies across N. America and Asia.

Joelle obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She obtained her Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) designation and is a member of SOCRA. She has six publications to her credit.

PCR is developing a new site in Winnipeg, Canada and is already starting to interview for other open positions that this move will bring.


Princeton Consumer Research Opens In St Pete's FL

Princeton Consumer Research expand into St Petersburg FL

Princeton, NJ – Princeton Consumer Research Corp (PCR) announces its plan to expand their North American operations with a newly constructed, state of the art, consumer research facility opening in St. Petersburg, Florida late this year.

Following the success of the Princeton facility, PCR has seen an increase in the demand for their services across the U.S. and globally. This growth can be attributed in part to the ever rising pressure for products to comply with stringent safety guidelines. However, more and more organizations are testing their products to substantiate the bold claims made by their marketing departments in a bid to win their share of the market and avoid costly legal action.

“The demand for safety, efficacy and acceptability studies is on the rise daily. So, we’re happy to introduce our latest expansion plan and look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of service to our clients,” said PCR’s Global Director of Client Services. “The opening of our newest site in the US is a continuation of a company-wide expansion for Princeton Consumer Research after twenty successful years headquartered in the United Kingdom.”

The new facility will be approximately 12,000 square feet, and will offer two of the largest environmentally controlled rooms in the U.S., as well as an enormous database of test subjects to fulfill any research requirement. PCR’s business focuses on consumer product testing in areas such as skin, hair, eyes, and teeth. Essentially, they perform clinical trials to substantiate any claim that a cosmetic, beauty, personal care product or ingredient states as a benefit or hazard to the consumer.

“We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service, and work with large and small clients alike,”

Princeton Consumer Research has brought together a large team of seasoned, experienced researchers who offer clients consistent study reliability and quality assurance in their Princeton, St. Petersburg and UK locations. For additional information visit their website: or call 609-455-1112.

Our locations, experience, and strategic partnerships with other professionals and organizations, ensure we will meet the enrollment benchmarks for your clinical study.

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