Huntington, W.Va. – Vandalia Research, Inc. is proud to announce that it has formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Crosscutting Concepts, LLC, to develop, manufacture, and market innovative hands-on science education products for high school and post-secondary education. Why “Crosscutting Concepts”?

Formerly known as Vandalia Science Education, Crosscutting Concepts will continue to improve on its flagship product, The Mystery of Lyle & Louise, as well fulfill its mission to empower students by creating next-generation relevant science education products.

Vandalia Research CEO Derek Gregg said that “throughout 2011 and 2012, Vandalia’s science education business has grown dramatically. We determined that a new company needed to be formed to be able to continue focus on the Mystery of Lyle & Louise, as well as develop and market new science education products in other subject areas.”

The company welcomes opportunities to collaborate on product development, private-label development, marketing, and distribution. Crosscutting Concepts has also developed a fully integrated manufacturing system and process that can be easily adapted to many kitting and assembly needs.

About the Mystery of Lyle & Louise – The Mystery of Lyle & Louise is a series of premier forensic science kits designed for high school and introductory undergraduate education. Comprised of independent hands-on laboratory modules, Lyle and Louise introduces students to a broad range of techniques in forensic analysis. Learn more at

About Crosscutting Concepts – Crosscutting Concepts, LLC develops, manufactures, and markets innovative hands-on science education products for high school and post-secondary education. The company was originally founded in 2006 as Vandalia Science Education, a division of Vandalia Research, Inc. Visit us on the web at

About Vandalia Research – Vandalia Research, Inc. is a biotechnology custom manufacturing organization specializing in the large-scale production of DNA sequences. Vandalia Research was formed in March 2004 as a spin-out from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Visit us online at