PRESS RELEASE – High yield tilapia coming to the fillet market

PRESS RELEASE – High yield tilapia coming to the fillet market

GenoMar, the world’s premier tilapia breeding company today announces a partnership with Xelect Ltd., a global leader in marker assisted selection to bring higher yielding tilapia to the market.

GenoMar, the world’s premier tilapia breeding company today announces a partnership with Xelect Ltd., a global leader in marker assisted selection to bring higher yielding tilapia to the market.  This worldwide and exclusive partnership confirms the commitment of Genomar to continuously develop the GenoMar Supreme Tilapia ™ (GST) strain to supply tilapia markets with highly differentiated products.  By licensing Xelect’s unique intellectual property Genomar will be able to further improve the fillet yield of broodstock and fry supplied to producers serving the fast growing fillet market.  Today around 700,000 tonnes of live tilapia is processed into fillets mostly for the North American and European markets, accounting for 15% of global tilapia production.  The market for value added tilapia products is expected to increase substantially in the future.  GenoMar’s line of Xelect High Yield tilapia will provide producers with an anticipated 3.1% additional fillet per tonne body mass over the already market leading yield of the regular GenoMar Supreme Tilapia ™ (GST) strain.  The additional value of fillet production derived from each individual parent breeder is estimated at 97 kg worth some U$776 at current prices.  GenoMar is conducting extensive field trials of the high yield line at its Philippines facilities with the aim of delivering the first fully tested product on the market later next year.

Dr Alejandro Tola, CTO at GenoMar commented “We are always searching for innovations that can create value for our customers of genetic material.  There is a lot pressure for efficiency in the tilapia industry and we immediately saw a great potential to improve profitability through the application of Xelect’s proprietary markers for fillet yield.”

Prof. Ian Johnston FRSE, CEO Xelect, commented “the Xelect High Yield markers are the fruition of several decades of academic work on the genetic basis of muscle development and growth in fish.  We have developed genetic assays to identify fish with natural variations in gene sequences leading to a higher meat yield”

Dr Tom Ashton, Executive Director Xelect, commented “Xelect is pleased to partner with Genomar, the leading tilapia breeding company, to bring our high yield technology to the market. The Tilapia high yield markers supplement those already licenced to SalmoBreed and under trial licence to Landcatch Natural Selection and Marine Harvest, for Atlantic salmon.”

About GenoMar Genetics

GenoMar was founded in 1996 in Oslo, Norway and its primary activity is the development and commercialization of tilapia genetic products under the brand Genomar Supreme Tilapia (GST). Genomar has been actively supporting the development of the global tilapia industry for the past 15 years, and our genetics enjoy a reputation for delivering performance, quality and ultimately profitability.

In addition, GenoMar provides breeding services to other aquaculture species and operates grow-out and processing facilities in Malaysia and Philippines which play an important role in the documentation of performance of our genetic products and in the development of downstream farming know-how which is shared with our customers of genetics in the form of technical services.

http://www.genomar.com/

Tel. +47 48328271


PRESS RELEASE – CROMARIS AND XELECT AGREE GENETIC SERVICE CONTRACT

PRESS RELEASE – CROMARIS AND XELECT AGREE GENETIC SERVICE CONTRACT

March 2018 - Cromaris, the leading Croatian bass and bream producer, has chosen Scotland’s Xelect Ltd as their provider of genetic services. Xelect will provide a complete package of genetic management to the selective breeding program in support of Cromaris’ continued advances in product quality, welfare and sustainability.

Aberdeen intern makes great progress

Aberdeen intern makes great progress

Alicia Bertolotti has spent the last 3 months performing an internship placement at Xelect in St Andrews.

PRESS RELEASE – NEW ZEALAND KING SALMON AND XELECT AGREE 4 YEAR BREEDING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONTRACT.

PRESS RELEASE – NEW ZEALAND KING SALMON AND XELECT AGREE 4 YEAR BREEDING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONTRACT.

New Zealand King Salmon, the producers of the internationally renowned Ōra King breed have chosen Scotland’s Xelect Ltd as their provider of genetic breeding program management for the next 4 years, after an extensive worldwide search.

EXPERT GENOMIC CONSULTANT JOINS OUR TEAM

EXPERT GENOMIC CONSULTANT JOINS OUR TEAM

We are delighted announce the appointment of Dr Chris Hollenbeck as a specialist consultant in fish genomics.

PRESS RELEASE – CERMAQ

PRESS RELEASE – CERMAQ

Xelect is delighted to announce a licence and genetic services agreement with Atlantic salmon producer Cermaq Canada, granting access to Xelect’s proprietary genetic marker technology for selecting fish with superior production traits.

PRESS RELEASE – Xelect Secure Investment for Growth

PRESS RELEASE – Xelect Secure Investment for Growth

Xelect limited and the EOS Technology Investment Syndicate are pleased to announce the completion of an equity investment round.

XELECT WIN MOST ENTERPRISING START-UP AWARD

XELECT WIN MOST ENTERPRISING START-UP AWARD

Xelect were proud winners of the Most Enterprising Start-up Company at the recent Fife Business awards, hosted by Fife Chamber of Commerce, to celebrate prospering local businesses.

AQUANOR 2015

AQUANOR 2015

We had a busy and productive visit to Trondheim, Norway, for AquaNor 2015, where we hosted a stand for the second time. There was a real sense of energy and exciting business opportunity across the aquaculture industry.

PRESS RELEASE – High yield tilapia coming to the fillet market

PRESS RELEASE – High yield tilapia coming to the fillet market

GenoMar, the world’s premier tilapia breeding company today announces a partnership with Xelect Ltd., a global leader in marker assisted selection to bring higher yielding tilapia to the market.

PRESS RELEASE – Aquaculture Industry Receives New Impulse from Horizon 2020 Programme

PRESS RELEASE – Aquaculture Industry Receives New Impulse from Horizon 2020 Programme

Aquaculture Industry Receives New Impulse from Horizon 2020 Programme

eDNA ASSAY FOR INVASIVE SEA-SQUIRT

eDNA ASSAY FOR INVASIVE SEA-SQUIRT

We now offer validated eDNA detection for the invasive carpet sea-squirt, Didemnum vexillum. This species poses threats to aquaculture and fragile marine habitats as it forms a rapid encrusting growth.

XELECT TO CO-FUND PHD STUDENTSHIP AT ABERDEEN

XELECT TO CO-FUND PHD STUDENTSHIP AT ABERDEEN

Xelect will be the industrial sponsor of an exciting PhD studentship in the research group of Dr Dan Macqueen at the University of Aberdeen.

DOWNLOAD ATLANTIC SALMON MARKERS BROCHURE

DOWNLOAD ATLANTIC SALMON MARKERS BROCHURE

We are very pleased to announce that we have expanded our range of broodstock selection markers for Atlantic salmon and have identified QTLs for muscle fibre number and pigment retention efficiency, ready for validation in commercial strains.

BROWN TROUT GENETIC RELATEDNESS – NEW SERVICE

BROWN TROUT GENETIC RELATEDNESS – NEW SERVICE

We have now added brown trout, Salmo trutta, to our range of genetic relatedness and parentage assignment services.

XELECT ASSIST DAWNFRESH WITH TEXTURE ANALYSIS

XELECT ASSIST DAWNFRESH WITH TEXTURE ANALYSIS

Xelect are providing assistance and training in the establishment of a new texture monitoring facility at Dawnfresh, a major UK processor and farmer of high quality rainbow trout.

XELECT AT AQUACULTURE UK

XELECT AT AQUACULTURE UK

We had a busy and productive couple of days at Aviemore. It was good to meet customers old and new!

XELECT AWARDED SMART:SCOTLAND FUNDING

XELECT AWARDED SMART:SCOTLAND FUNDING

February 2014 Scottish Enterprise have awarded Xelect Ltd a SMART: SCOTLAND grant to develop genetic tests for selecting broodstock Atlantic salmon with superior production traits for farming.

TEXTURE ANALYSIS SERVICE

TEXTURE ANALYSIS SERVICE

We are pleased to announce a new texture analysis service for salmon and trout.
Precise firmness and tensile (gaping) measurements available to farmers and processors.
Standard and same-day services available!

XELECT AWARDED TSB FUNDING

XELECT AWARDED TSB FUNDING

Xelect has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board as part of its “Technology Inspired Feasibility Studies – Biosciences” scheme to develop “Automated image analysis of muscle phenotypes for genetic marker discovery in Atlantic salmon”. The project commences in August and will run for 4 months”.

TRIPLOIDY ANALYSIS SERVICE LAUNCHED

TRIPLOIDY ANALYSIS SERVICE LAUNCHED

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering a rapid and cost-effective flow cytometry service to determine triploidy in fish.

SALMOBREED LICENSE HIGH YIELD MARKERS

SALMOBREED LICENSE HIGH YIELD MARKERS

Salmobreed has licensed Xelect’s High Fillet Yield (HFY-1) markers for exclusive use in Europe. Fish selected using HFY-1 have up to 6% more recoverable flesh than unselected fish worth ~£600 per tonne at current market prices.