The facility includes a state-of-the-art genome editing and germ cell transfer laboratory for commercial-scale research applications, as well as a wet lab for data collection
The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), which offers aquaculture genetic solutions and health and nutrition research services, has expanded its facility with a new Finfish Genetics Innovation Centre in San Deigo, USA.
The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) has announced an expansion of its San Diego facility by opening the Finfish Genetics Innovation Centre. The new research space is fully dedicated to the delivery of foundational advances in genome editing technologies for commercial aquaculture applications.
This investment represents a significant step by CAT in its mission to help the aquaculture industry increase efficiency through the development and application of genomic tools for next-generation breeding. “The San Diego facility expansion aligns with our plans to accelerate strategic growth and expand CAT’s global footprint,” said Dr John Buchanan, President and CEO. “The Finfish Genetics Innovation Centre will support the continued commercialisation of our patented genome editing technologies and ability to drive genetic innovation in aquaculture.”
The facility includes a state-of-the-art genome editing and germ cell transfer laboratory for commercial-scale research applications, as well as a wet lab for data collection. Also included are new, world-class RAS systems, custom-built to support research and animal welfare, and to help streamline maintenance and husbandry activities. Bringing these three workspaces together under one roof will enhance efficiency in conducting research and delivering breakthroughs. Of the new centre, Matt Stone, Facility Manager, said, “Our Aquatic Facilities team is looking forward to utilising the new Finfish Genetics Innovation Centre and is excited to participate in the groundbreaking research in aquaculture genetics and genomics.”