Neogen Corp. in Lansing Wednesday announced it has acquired the assets of Delta Genomics Centre, an animal genomics laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
The lab will be renamed Neogen Canada and become the company’s fifth animal genomics lab. Other locations are in the U.S., Scotland, Brazil, and Australia.
Delta is a supplier of genetic testing to Canada’s purebred beef associations, commercial beef cattle producers, and national genomics research community. The lab has been a long-term customer of Neogen’s suite of genomic products.
“Neogen and Delta have enjoyed an exceptional working partnership, and this acquisition will only strengthen that relationship,” says Stewart Bauck, vice president of agrigenomics at Neogen. “Delta’s management and scientific staff will remain in place with Neogen and will continue their work to help us grow our genomics business.
“Adding Delta’s facilities, complementary expertise, local support, and impressive customer base strengthens Neogen’s animal genomic capabilities and presence. This laboratory in Edmonton will provide our Canadian customers the same access to the best animal genomics technology as our customers elsewhere in the world.”
Neogen offers animal genetic facilities and comprehensive bioinformatics to interpret genetic test results as well as detail identity and trait determination and analysis. For example, the company can provide a cattle producer with DNA test results that can predict the animal’s performance in a herd on traits such as weight gain, pregnancy rate, calving ease, and susceptibility to disease. The company also provides veterinary genomic solutions for beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, and poultry.
The company also develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. It offers dehydrated culture media and diagnostic kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns. Its animal safety division also develops animal health care products including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care, and disinfectants.