Heritage Technical Services, Inc. is a hydrology and environmental engineering consulting firm that has provided professional service to pharmaceutical/biotechnology facilities since its founding in 1988. Heritage works extensively with environmental regulations and permitting issues, and also performs resulting feasibility studies. Environmental requirements can result in substantial impacts, potentially affecting pharmaceutical facilities in the next several years and beyond. In this regard, Heritage has worked with numerous healthcare industrial companies, including Centocor, Merck, Unigene Laboratories, ImClone Systems, Johnson Matthey Pharmaceuticals, KVD Pharma, and Ethicon/ Johnson & Johnson, to ensure that environmental restrictions are appropriate and to address some or all of the above-noted issues. One pharmaceutical company was a client on an ongoing basis for almost 20 years before encountering major financial problems in the recession starting around 2008.