Genics wins the Translation Hero Award at InnovationAus 2023

Genics has won the Translation Hero category at the InnovationAus 2023 Awards for Excellence. The InnovationAus Awards were presented on Wednesday night, November 1, at a gala dinner at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.   

Outstanding innovation recognized 

The InnovationAus Translation Hero Award focuses on research innovation leading to business success. Getting ideas out of labs and into the marketplace can be challenging, so this category of InnovationAus recognizes outstanding achievements in technological commercialization. Genics won the Translation Hero Award for Shrimp Multipath, the groundbreaking shrimp pathogen detection product that has set new benchmarks for accuracy and speed in the aquaculture industry.       

The InnovationAus Awards celebrate groundbreaking Australian companies working to shape the future of technology. Awarding the Translation Hero Award to Genics, InnovationAus referred to the valuable contribution it has already made to the shrimp industry, mentioning one trial where Shrimp MultiPath helped to increase production output by $67,000 per hectare in terms of farm gate value. InnovationAus also referred to Shrimp MultiPath’s success in Ecuador, the world’s largest shrimp exporter, where Genics “helped to double the egg outputs in its clients’ breeding stock.”  

Announcing Genics’ win, InnovationAus’s Stuart Mason emphasized that “at a time when the world’s food production needs to jump by more than fifty percent to meet the needs of the growing population, Shrimp Multipath is an innovative solution to food wastage based on pioneering research that has been effectively commercialized.”   

Pathogen testing that sets new industry benchmarks 

Shrimp MultiPath detects common pathogens that can be devastating to shrimp farm stock. The Shrimp MultiPath panel is a game changer for farmers because it can detect fourteen pathogens in one test, rather than testing for each disease individually as other labs do.  

Genics achieves industry-best turnaround times on testing results, thanks to the efficiency of the MultiPath technology. Global customers get farm-to-lab results within five days, even in overseas regions such as South America and Asia, compared to a prior industry standard of fourteen days plus. Testing speed and accuracy are essential to shrimp farmers because if pathogens are not detected early, they can destroy prawn stocks, severely diminishing product quality and profitability. By dramatically accelerating the testing process, Genics saves farmers’ money and gives them earlier warning of disease threats. 

Award recognizes Genics’ contribution to food security 

Image: Kate Razzivina receiving the Translation Hero Award on behalf of Genics from CSIRO's Tennille Eyre at the InnovationAus 2023 Awards for Excellence. Photo credit: InnovationAus.

Kate Razzivina receiving the Translation Hero Award on behalf of Genics from CSIRO’s Tennille Eyre at the InnovationAus 2023 Awards for Excellence. Photo credit: InnovationAus.

Kate Razzivina took to the podium to accept the Translation Hero Award on behalf of Genics. She was presented with the trophy by CSIRO Executive Manager of Innovation Programs Tennille Eyre.     

“We’re very proud of Genics being a global player in the food security space; it’s a huge area,” Kate Razzivina said.    

“We want to say a big thank you to CSIRO for all the support, and we just wanted to say congratulations to the team at Genics – everyone – and to Richard White, our well-known Australian tech entrepreneur, for supporting it.”    

Talking about the product development of Shrimp MultiPath in a recent interview for the CSIRO blog, Genics CEO Mellony Sellars said:     

“Seeing our pilot farms and early adopters succeed with our Prawn MultiPath technology and achieve real production improvements was incredibly rewarding as a scientist. There is no better feeling than having developed a complex scientific system that delivers real-world commercial impact. Especially when it’s for something as important as global food security.”    

2023 continues to be an exciting year for Genics. This win at InnovationAus comes close on the heels of recent awards from the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards and Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. Genics is also an Australian Export Awards Finalist this year. 


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Genics is excited to be an Australian Export Awards Finalist in 2023 

Every year, the Australian Export Awards honor the achievements of remarkable businesses nationwide and their valuable contributions, both economic and cultural. Genics is proud to announce that we are an Australian Export Awards 2023 finalist, joining the ranks of the nation’s most innovative exporters.    

Genics was victorious in the Small Business category of the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards and now progresses to the Australian Export Awards. Winners of the national competition will be announced at the awards ceremony at Australia’s Parliament House on 30 November 2023. Don Farrell, the Federal Minister for Trade and Tourism, will host the ceremony. Announcing the Awards finalists, Mr. Farrell said:   

“These companies represent a diverse range of sectors and industries and have made significant contributions to our national economy, creating jobs and opportunities in our cities, regions, and rural areas. This year’s national finalists have collectively employed over twenty-two thousand Australians and generated over 12 billion dollars in export earnings during the last financial year.”   

Now in its 61st year, the Australian Export Awards is one of Australia’s longest-running business awards programs. It has recognized more than two thousand companies since 1963 that have achieved international success in diverse sectors through their commitment, innovation, and leadership.    

This year’s award nominees showcase export businesses across multiple categories, from agribusiness to e-commerce, manufacturing, and sustainability. Finalists and category winners will enjoy the global spotlight, helping drive demand for their products and services. They also inspire other Australian businesses seeking to make an impact in the worldwide marketplace.   

The Australian Export Awards is presented by the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade) in partnership with State and Territory awards programs. It is made possible through the valued support of leading Australian corporations, export facilitators, industry groups, and the Australian Government.   

Austrade has a mission to build a more robust Australian economy by accelerating the growth of exporters, attracting foreign investment, and stimulating recovery in the visitor economy. Through its network of more than 1,200 experts in 67 offices, Austrade aims to give Australian businesses a competitive edge in the global marketplace. It connects Government agencies to leading companies so that public policy and services are shaped by commercial knowledge and real-world insights.   

Genics is a world leader in biosecurity and agricultural technology. Genics helps farmers reduce risk and boost productivity with comprehensive pathogen testing and breeding management programs.    

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Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, Brisbane: Genics wins Product Innovation Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Genics has collected another feather for our cap, taking home the Product Innovation Award at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards last week.

The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are hosted annually by the City of Brisbane through the Brisbane Economic Development Agency. The awards recognise outstanding companies driving positive change for the future. Now in its 18th year, the awards have honoured 157 businesses and economic leaders across a wide range of industries.

The 2023 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards winners, including Genics, were announced at the Gala Dinner last Friday, October 20. Speaking at the ceremony on Friday, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said that the awards celebrated the unwavering pursuit of innovation and creativity in the Brisbane business community.

“Small and medium businesses continue to face immense challenges as the cost of living rises, but Brisbane’s businesses are showing incredible resilience,” Cr Schrinner said. “The 2023 awards once again recognise world-class innovators and change-makers who are driving Brisbane’s economic future. Their dedication to sustainability, growth, and community impact is inspiring and showcases the immense talent of individuals and organisations within our city. These awards are a way for our city to recognise the unwavering commitment of our business network in curating an environment where innovation, technology, creativity, and sustainability shine.”

Genics was presented with the “Accenture Australia Product Innovation Award” at the gala ceremony. This award recognises Genics for “providing early pathogen detection, biosecurity management and breeding programs for the national and global shrimp industry.”

Genics’ Chairman Roger Sayers was in attendance to receive Genics’ award on behalf of the company. In his remarks from the podium, he noted Genics continued commitment to biotechnology innovation and thanked the City of Brisbane for its continued support of local businesses and job creation.  


(Above: Genics’ Chairman Roger Sayers accepts the Lord Mayor’s Business Award for Product Innovation. Photos courtesy of the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.)

Following Genics’ recognition earlier last week at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, this win further affirms our mission to keep doing high-end innovative research, supporting Australian farmers in solving their biggest challenges and exporting cutting-edge technology to the world.

You can read more about the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards on their blog.

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Genics wins Small Business category at Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2023

Trade and Investment Queensland hosted the annual Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards last night, and it was a night to remember for Genics, emerging as the proud winners in the Small Business category.

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards is a prestigious annual event celebrating the outstanding achievements of export-oriented businesses in Queensland. It’s a platform that recognizes and applauds companies that are not only thriving in the domestic market but also making their mark in the global arena by introducing innovative Australian products to the world. 

The 2023 awards night saw 43 companies vie for recognition in this prestigious competition, competing across 15 categories. The announcement of the 2023 award winners was made by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick. 

Genics triumphed in the Small Business category, showcasing its dedication to punching above its weight in the global agricultural technology sphere. This victory represents a significant milestone for Genics and a gratifying recognition of the company’s contribution to the Queensland export industry over the last twelve months.

A substantial contingent of Genics team members was at the ceremony for the award presentation, adding to the moment’s significance. Among them were: Dr. Melony Sellars, the CEO and Managing Director, whose leadership has played a pivotal role in guiding Genics towards success; Roger Sayers, Non-Executive Director and Chairman; and Dirk Krueger, Chief Commercial Officer and Director. Also in attendance to celebrate were Dr. Ralf Moser, R&D Director, Dr. Joanna Gerszon, Senior R&D Scientist, Michael Speirs, Head of Digital Solutions, Louise Franz, Commercial Operations Manager, and Senior Scientist, and Emmanuel Marshall, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager.

(Photos courtesy of the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards.)

Genics’ victory in the Small Business category is a motivational boost for the whole team. The company’s commitment to innovation and quality, exporting Australian products to the world market, continues to yield welcome accolades. This recognition reflects not only our success but also the energy and ambition of the Queensland technology, farming and exporting communities.

Our sincere thanks go out to our many supporters in both the commercial and scholarly realms, our partners in the farming and aquaculture industries, and of course to Trade and Investment Queensland, organisers of the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. 

Genics has consistently demonstrated its ability to stand out in Queensland’s competitive small business landscape. Dedication to research and development, creation of unique digital solutions, and the commitment of an exceptional team have been pivotal to the company’s growth and success. We’re proud of our capability to excel in the domestic market, and we’ll continue to take our ideas to the global stage.


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Celebrate National Prawn Day – Australia

At Genics, we’re proud to be part of the global prawn (shrimp) farming community.

That’s why we’re excited to support National Prawn Day Australia, celebrating our hardworking aquaculture friends.

Prawns are a crucial source of protein for a growing world population, and we’re committed to helping farmers produce healthy, high-performance stocks to make this nutritious food widely available.

National Prawn Day is an industry-led initiative, showcasing the many delicious, easy and healthy ways we can include protein rich prawns in our regular diets.

Genics Christmas Message 2022

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday. From our family to yours, thank you for your dedication and commitment throughout 2022.

We love working with you on early pathogen detection, risk mitigation and on your breeding programs.

This year we’ve seen great success throughout Ecuador, Indonesia, Vietnam and abroad. The impacts that we are having in terms of early pathogen detection and breeding programs are phenomenal.

Thank you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Team Genics.

From LinkedIn request to Investor

Early this week, Genics CEO Melony Sellars appeared in the Australian Financial Review as part of an exclusive story.

The article describes how WiseTech Global co-founder Richard White went from LinkedIn contact to becoming an investor at Genics.

The article also tells how Genics MultiPath™ technology positively impacts the shrimp and pig farming sector by allowing farmers to proactively test for pathogens and develop early warning systems to mitigate risks.

Genics quality assurance commitment

Genics participate in regular compliance testing such as the Australian ISO17043 accredited PT Program for Crustaceans as part of our Quality Assurance Procedures. Most recently the Genics Laboratory Teams passed their WSSV and YHV PT testing. Participating in these programs is one part of the Compliance Process which provides our clients with confidence in their data from Shrimp MultiPathTM on which to make data driven farm management decisions.