Xelect Ltd

Xelect Ltd is a spin-out company from the University of St Andrews in Scotland providing genetic services for aquaculture, conservation and environmental monitoring.


Our core business is the development of genetic markers for broodstock selection. Markers for superior meat yield and flesh quality in Atlantic salmon are available for licensing worldwide. Xelect has a strong pipeline of markers in development for other traits and species such as Nile Tilapia. We also offer a comprehensive genotyping service including relatedness analysis, sex determination, stock tracing and disease identification.

Conservation and environmental monitoring

Xelect provides genetic services to academia, government agencies and industry at competitive rates in the field of conservation genetics and environmental monitoring, including DNA barcoding for species identification and eDNA analysis.