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Neogen Acquires Canadian Animal Genomics Firm Delta Genomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Neogen announced today that it has acquired the assets of Canadian animal genomics laboratory Delta Genomics Centre.

Edmonton-based Delta — which will be renamed Neogen Canada — is a supplier of genetic testing to Canada's purebred beef associations and a long-term Neogen customer. It is now Neogen's fifth animal genomics lab.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"Delta's management and scientific staff will remain in place with Neogen and will continue their work to help us grow our genomics business," Stewart Bauck, vice president of agrigenomics at Neogen, said in a statement. "Adding Delta's facilities, complementary expertise, local support, and impressive customer base strengthens Neogen's animal genomic capabilities and presence."

Lansing, Michigan-based Neogen — whose offerings include its GeneSeek line of livestock genomic testing solutions — acquired the assets of The University of Queensland Animal Genetics Laboratory in 2017 to help expand its footprint in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania. In 2016, it bought Brazilian animal genomics lab Deoxi Biotecnologia, and in 2013 it acquired California-based animal genomics business Scidera Genomics. Neogen also maintains operations in Scotland.