Established in 1985, the laboratories located in the PepsiCo R&D facility in Barrington, IL continue to serve as the Global Headquarters for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Staff in Barrington maintain labs for exercise physiology, biochemistry and body composition for research related to sports nutrition and hydration. In addition, the team dedicates time to innovation, education and service initiatives. In 2017, GSSI installed a new state of the art environmental chamber.