Colgate-Palmolive opened the Volpe Clinical Research Center in Piscataway on June 1.
The new clinical research and innovation testing center is named after Colgate-Palmolive’s vice president of worldwide clinical research, Dr. Anthony Volpe, who worked at the company for 52 years.
Volpe joined Colgate in 1960 and launched the company’s first dental clinic focused on evaluating the efficacy of Colgate anti-tartar toothpaste; two years later he launched the company’s second research clinic. He retired from Colgate in 2013 and passed away in 2020.
A plaque featuring a replica of Volpe is situated at the new Volpe Center, which allows the company to further its commitment effective research-based products.
The research conducted at the Volpe Center will also support Colgate’s comprehensive education program, which aims to transform how the world approaches oral health. Nearly half of all people globally suffer from preventable oral disease, according to the World Health Organization, and oral health is linked to overall health.