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Express genetic testing

April 8, 2020  By Hatchery International staff

Xelect is looking to fast track more services with the launch of Xelect Express.

The company calls Xelect Express a “rapid response range of genetic services” for breeding programmes of major fish aquaculture producers. It will offer cost-effective access to genotyping, pedigree assignment, gene expression, ploidy and sex determination services.

“Through our breeding programme customers have always had access to our genetic testing services, but recently, we’ve seen demand increase,” said CEO Ian Johnston in a statement. “Whether it’s impartially checking the ploidy of eggs, or conducting spot checks to avoid in-breeding in broodstock, people want to have certainty over the quality of their supplies and long-term health of their stocks.”

Tests are available globally using the latest technology and insights, according to operations director, Tom Ashton. He adds Xelect’s tech upgrades will allow for more cost-effective services with a faster turnaround.


Xelect is a genetics services provider that operates a private genetics laboratory in St. Andrews, Scotland.


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