We use the power of data to improve farm biosecurity
Genics is focused on the commercial success of your shrimp (prawn) or pig business. Using your animal’s pathogen and genetic data, we’re able to develop highly sensitive and effective health care and breeding programs that will reduce risk of disease, improve biosecurity and boost your farm’s economic performance.
Pathogen and Breeding Solutions for Every Farm
We remove the guesswork using data
Shrimp rarely harbour only one pathogen and farmers often don’t know which ones they are. This is a significant economic risk for farmers, the industries and communities that support them and global food security.
Genics has solved this problem.
With the multipath solutions range, we empower farmers with an early warning system detecting up to 14 pathogens simultaneously. With unrivalled sensitivity, specificity and turn around time performance, MultiPath solutions are helping solve the big problems in the global shrimp industry.
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Shrimp MultiPath™ solutions (Shrimp MultiPath™ and MultiPath Xtra) detects up to 14 commercially impactful pathogens of shrimp simultaneously (including DIV-1). MultiPath is a PCR based technology with unrivalled test sensitivity, specificity and data turn-around times for multiple pathogen detection. MultiPath generates digitized pathogen prevalence and quantitative load data at scale, and is compatible with digital farm management solutions.
Pathogens detected by Shrimp MultiPath™ or MultiPath Xtra include:
Decapod iridescent virus 1, DIV-1, White spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Yellow head virus (YHV) variants 1-7, Taura syndrome virus (TSV), Infectious myonecrosis virus (IMNV), Laem-Singh necrosis virus (LSNV), Hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV), Monodon baculovirus (MBV), Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV), Pir A toxin gene & Pir B toxin gene (AHPND/EMS; Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease/Early mortality syndrome), Gill associated virus (GAV), Mourilyan virus (MoV), and Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP). Shrimp MultiPath differentiates between all 7 YHV variants using independent variant specific targets. HPV is also known as Hepatopancreatic densovirus (HDV). GAV is also known as YHV2.
Shrimp MultiPath™ solutions performance has been assessed and validated by Third Party ISO17025 assessors which follow the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Manual for Validation of Diagnostic Assays.
Testing Facilities and Turn-around time
MultiPath is run in Genics Service Laboratories in Australia that are ISO17025 Third Party Accredited. Shipment of samples to Australia from most regions of the world takes ~3 days by courier and data is available within 48 hours of sample arrival at the laboratory. Genics provide the required documentation to ship Shrimp samples into Australia in 70% laboratory grade ethanol.
Validated Shrimp Species
MultiPath™ has been validated on five shrimp species from multiple geographical locations.
- Fenneropenaeus chinensis (Chinese white shrimp) from China
- Penaeus japonicus (Kuruma shrimp) from Australia
- Penaeus monodon (Black Tiger shrimp) from Australia, Fiji, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, India, Malayasia, Kenya and Vietnam
- Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific White shrimp) from USA, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador
- Litopenaeus stylirostris from New Caledonia.
Did you know…
Every sample run on MultiPath™ has a quality control completed for extraction and RNA and DNA quantity. Every MultiPath™ submission includes positive and negative controls for all assays. MultiPath delivers unrivalled quality control of any PCR testing platform.
What our clients are saying…
“Continual improvement in company procedures, protocols and operations is one of VietUc’s foundations of success. We turned to Genics when it came to reviewing and raising the standards of our Biosecurity across the VietUc grow out Business. It was one of the best decisions ever made. I highly recommend the Biosecurity services of Team Genics.”
“Our team at Kona Bay Indonesia are very impressed with Genics approach to data-driven decision making helping our facilities produce healthy, robust locally grown Indonesian Kona Bay broodstock that are SPF. Their helpful team give us confidence through designing statistically significant health sample programs and providing training in sampling for pathogen testing. Shipping is always fast, and the paperwork simple. Thank you Genics”.
“Results from Genics Shrimp MultiPath provided us with trusted information about our animal’s health allowing us to make important data-driven management decisions. Ultimately, the data provides us with a competitive advantage and when combined with very good value for money and excellent customer service we’ll happily call on Genics for further insights into our animal health”.
“Genics are an expert team providing complete Shrimp Health solutions to our industry that add genuine value customised to each business. Their proprietary Shrimp MultiPath platform provides unrivalled quality controlled data for multiple pathogen detection – something that is not available anywhere else in the world. I would happily recommend Genics to anyone requiring Shrimp Health Solutions”.
“With the aim of increasing shrimp production on our farms in Indonesia and better understanding the health of our shrimp, I turned to Genics for testing using Shrimp MultiPath. After a simple tissue sampling process, our samples were sent to Australia with test results ready within 48 hours of receiving the samples in the lab. The results helped our team understand how we can further improve animal health leading to stronger and disease resistant shrimp in future harvests. Also, a bonus, is the data showing that we can improve water quality management on our farms leading to healthier shrimp”.
“As a repeat customer, I am constantly impressed how Genics data allows me to make crucial data-driven decisions leading to improved farm performance. We have used Shrimp MultiPath a number of times as a mechanism to better understand the overall health of our shrimp. This in turn helps our farm reduce risk of disease, lower costs and increase productivity”
“I wanted to let you know of how happy we are with Genics Shrimp MultiPath. The results have definitely given us solid peace of mind and confidence in our business. I wish more of Indonesian farmers are able to enjoy the benefits of Genics technology in the future“.
“For me, Genics’ Shrimp MultiPath technology is unsurpassed in its ability to detect pathogens early, mitigate disease and provide certainty about our animal’s health. This means that despite the global pandemic, we’re on a fast-track to improved viability and growth. Additionally, Genics customer service has provided us with animal data quickly, allowing us to make informed management decisions with confidence”.
“Genics with their ShrimpID solutions suite provided us with a practical mate allocation plan that maximised genetic diversity of our progeny. We have seen a massive improvement in nauplii production already! Incredible results, powerful data. We look forward to working with Genics to continually improve on our breeding program and high-quality post-larvae offerings to Ecuadorian Shrimp Producers”.
“Genics new Shrimp MultiPath Xtra heralds a new era in pathogen detection, specifically around the detection of Decapod iridescent virus 1, DIV-1. As a vet, I can recommend Shrimp MultiPath Xtra to farmers wanting peace of mind and security when it comes to detecting pathogens on their farm”.
“In terms of PCR for the diagnosis of shrimp diseases, I think Dr. Melony Sellars (CEO Genics) is the highest authority in the world, I don’t know anyone who gives me as much confidence in this topic as she does”.
“Genics have been fantastic to work with, helping us to design a sampling plan to maximise value for money with our pathogen screening and ensure we would be in a position to make informed management decisions based on the data. We are very happy with their service and the Shrimp MultiPath output. What a great company to help service the pathogen screening needs of our global shrimp industry.”
“Genics is a one-stop shop for diagnostics. They are collaborative, flexible and reliable diagnostic partners. I enjoy working with the Genics team!” ,
“The Penaeus monodon ShrimpID panels now available at Genics have been fundamental to the success of our company’s selective breeding programs since 2010. They have enabled us to maximise our genetic diversity year after year, and facilitate smart breeding choices that have delivered selected lines with trebled production performance in ponds compared side by side with unselected lines.”
“Using ShrimpID and Shrimp MultiPath combined (called Enduro) Genics were able to help our farm in Ecuador determine the pedigree of our stock thus ensuring genetic diversity in our breeding program while also giving us important data on the health of our animals. This means we can better plan for the future knowing exactly what we need to put in place to ensure positive farm performance”.
We’re with you every step of the way
Our testing cycle is completed quickly with results back to clients within days. Shrimp MultiPath™ performance has been assessed and validated by Third Party ISO17025 assessors which follow the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Manual for Validation of Diagnostic Assays.
The next step is to submit your sample information and paperwork by email – we have an easy to follow form here. Once you’ve completed and emailed the paperwork, you’ll need to ship the tissue samples to our ISO17025 certified service laboratories. You can do this via your preferred courier (e.g. DHL, FedEx etc).
Next, Genics will receive your samples at our certified laboratory, complete a quality control check and process tissue samples (Total Nucleic Acid extraction, reverse transcription, PCR). We’ll let you know when your samples arrive and are given the all clear. Genics will perform MultiPath™ data analysis on proprietary software generating a detailed report. This is sent express to the farmer with an option of a follow up call, meeting (face-to-face or Zoom) to discuss details and opportunities.
The information in the report is vital to improving farming performance. Our clients implement decisions such as increased aeration, reduce feed rates, specific culling, early harvest, premium prices for sale etc. At this stage clients will often ask us for an ongoing Health Management Plan. If you’re interested in a Health Management Plan email firstname.lastname@example.org
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