Tate & Lyle announced the opening of its new Technical Service Laboratory in Princeton, NJ.The new laboratory is part of Tate & Lyle's Specialty Food Ingredients business. According to the company, the lab is expected to shorten the food and beverage development cycle by increasing response times and rapid prototyping for its customers in the Northeast. The new laboratory is designed to support projects with short product development cycles. It will house analytical instrumentation for rheology and microscopy as well as equipment for prototyping of beverages, baked goods, fillings, convenience foods and snacks. The facility also will house a training room for Tate & Lyle's experts to conduct product development training as well as presentations about the latest insights about consumers' attitudes about and preferences for food ingredients and healthy eating.The new laboratory will be open the end of March 2011 in the Princeton Corporate Plaza in Princeton, NJ.