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. The production traits being targeted are growth rate, yield, flesh quality and nutritional value. The proposed feasibility study will allow Xelect Ltd to build on its market leading position in the delivering Marker Assisted Selection technology to the global aquaculture supply chain.
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