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Orchid to Provide Genotyping Services to Animal Health Firm Merial

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Orchid Cellmark will provide cattle genotyping for Merial, an animal health company and joint venture between Sanofi-Aventis and Merck, Orchid said today.


The development and service agreement is for two years, and genotyping is expected to begin before the end of this year, Orchid said. Financial details were not disclosed.


Orchid's genotyping will support Merial's Igenity service, which provides breeders with genetic data relating to characteristics such as meat quality and milk production.