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Neogen announces acquisition of GeneSeek

January 08, 2016

"We are very pleased to become a part of Neogen, and look forward to joining Neogen's mission of developing and marketing solutions for food and animal safety," said Abe Oommen, GeneSeek's president. "GeneSeek's chief scientific advisor Daniel Pomp and I started this business 12 years ago, and have grown it to the point where it makes sense for our shareholders and employees to join a larger company with the resources to continue this growth and expand our market opportunities."

GeneSeek's technology employs high-resolution DNA genotyping for identity and trait analysis in a variety of important animal and agricultural plant species. Through the use of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery and analysis, GeneSeek empowers its customers to speed genetic improvement efforts, as well as identify economically important diseases inside the farm gate. The company makes extensive use of the Illumina Infinium BeadChip and Sequenom MassARRAY platforms. GeneSeek is not involved in cloning or the development of transgenic animals. Instead, the results of its technology allow the acceleration of natural selection through selective breeding for traits such as disease resistance and meat quality.

SOURCE Neogen Corporation