Neogen acquires Australian animal genomics laboratory

Neogen announced today that it has acquired the assets of The University of Queensland Animal Genetics Laboratory (AGL) — the leading animal genomics laboratory in Australia, a country with large cattle and sheep markets.

The acquisition of AGL is intended to help accelerate the growth of Neogen’s animal genomics business in Australia, New Zealand and […]

Neogen expands food safety genomic testing

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) today announced the availability of next generation sequencing services for the food industry, which will enable food companies to accurately identify all bacteria in a sample in a single genomic test.

Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ genomic services utilize a novel application of 16s metagenomics to determine all bacteria in a sample, without […]

Neogen launches GGP Bovine 50K for beef seedstock

Neogen introduced the new GeneSeek® Genomic Profiler™ Bovine 50K (GGP 50K), a DNA test that uses the latest findings about gene markers to predict the genetic merit of seedstock cattle.

“Nine years after introduction of the original Illumina SNP50, a true second-generation product is now available,” said Dr. Stewart Bauck, vice president of agrigenomics at […]

Dr. Rich Tait joins Neogen GeneSeek product development team

Dr. Rich (J. R.) Tait, Jr., has joined the product development team at Neogen GeneSeek Operations, where he will work on new and enhanced genomic testing services.

Dr. Tait joins Neogen after 10 years of post-doctoral scientific research in animal genetics, most recently as statistician and research geneticist in genetics, breeding, and animal-health research at […]

Bauck named Neogen vice president of agrigenomics

Neogen Corporation announced today that Dr. Stewart Bauck has been named its vice president of agrigenomics. In his new role, Bauck will continue to be responsible for the company’s agrigenomic activities, including management responsibility for Neogen’s GeneSeek subsidiary.

Bauck joined Neogen in 2012 as the company’s director of beef cattle genomics, and became GeneSeek’s general […]

Neogen named Commercialization Partner of the Year

The University of Nebraska has announced that Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has been named Commercialization Partner of the Year.

In presenting the award, NUtech Ventures, the university’s commercialization arm, cited Neogen’s 18-year partnership with the University of Nebraska’s Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) to develop and market rapid food allergen tests that the […]

Neogen now guarantees 17-day results for dairy genomic tests

Neogen Corporation recently announced that its GeneSeek subsidiary will now guarantee results from two of its most popular dairy genomic tests within 17 days — or the testing is free.

GeneSeek’s 17-day guarantee applies to its popular Igenity-Select and Igenity-Essential dairy genomic tests. To qualify for this offer, samples must be submitted as tissue sampling […]

Neogen and CRV partner to deliver health and efficiency traits

Neogen Corporation announced today that its GeneSeek subsidiary has entered into a partnership with CRV to add CRV’s innovative health and efficiency traits to GeneSeek’s extensive dairy genomic testing solutions.

The new partnership brings together GeneSeek, the largest agrigenomics laboratory in the world, with CRV, a world-leading cattle improvement organization. Four proven traits, Better Life […]

Research unravels genetic ancestry of the strawberry

After four years of research, scientists from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry, known as Fragaria iinumae. Through their work with Fragaria iinumae, they will be able to better understand the cultivated strawberry, which is known as one of the most […]

GeneSeek now offers tests for MAP, which causes Johne’s disease

Neogen Corporation announced today the immediate availability of new tests to rapidly and accurately detect Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP). MAP is known to cause Johne’s disease (a.k.a., paratuberculosis) — a contagious, fatal gastrointestinal disease of particular concern in dairy cattle.

Neogen’s new MAP tests are offered through the veterinary diagnostics laboratory of its GeneSeek® […]