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Benchmark to offer "affordable" genomic services

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Benchmark Genetics has announced that it is now offering affordable genotyping tools and services, including high-density arrays and genotyping services for a wide range of farmed aquaculture species, along with medium-density solutions for others.

Ross Houston, director of innovation and genetics at Benchmark Genetics

"Building on the combined experience of Benchmark Genetics and the Akvaforsk Genetics Center, this expansion is based on years of design and technical support for selection programs across more than 20 aquaculture species worldwide," said the company in a press release.

The company says that it is now offering high-density array genotyping – tissue sample to data – from €14.5 per sample for several aquatic species.

Additionally, Benchmark introduces low-density, low-cost genotyping solutions for parentage assignment and the analysis of genetic diversity in broodstock populations. The company also collaborates with partners to design and launch new genotyping tools, ensuring accessibility and affordability.

"Integrating the latest technology with cost-effectiveness is central to our mission of delivering value to our partners in the aquaculture sector,” said Dr Morten Rye, director of external services at Benchmark Genetics. “We are committed to providing innovative and sustainable solutions that drive improvements critical for the industry’s growth.”

Professor Ross Houston, director of innovation and genetics at Benchmark Genetics, added: “Combining our high quality, cost-effective genotyping with our leading expertise in breeding program design and implementation is a winning combination for clients".

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