Australian SPF breeding lines recovery from WSSV outbreak

Supported by Genics Shrimp MultiPath and Shrimp ID technologies, Dr Melony Sellars works with Alistair Dick from Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture (GCMA) to select high performance pathogen free broodstock lines.

Since the White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) devastation in 2016, GCMA has re-built their high performance breeding stock lines demonstrating 20 years of breeding experience and industry leadership.

Genics and FRDC join in wide scale WSSV testing research project

FRDC CEO Dr Patrick Hone and Genics CEO Dr Melony Sellars celebrating the successful commencement of a collaborative research project on the capability to conduct wide scale WSSV testing on Shrimp Multipath.

Conducted with CSIRO AAHL, the project will test a large number of Shrimp samples from a broad geographical area on both Shrimp MultiPath and traditional PCR platforms. The results will be published to industry later this year.

Visit Genics at the APFA Annual Symposium in Brisbane 29th-31st July

The Genics team is a proud sponsor of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association Annual Symposium in Brisbane 29th-31st July 2019. The Australian industry utilises world leading research to deliver high quality and high value product.

With many producers already using our Shrimp MultiPath, catch us at the Symposium to discuss how we can help you screen for 13 commercially relevant pathogens.

Register for the symposium here.

Genics technology to drive Vietnam 2030 and 2045 strategy objectives

Genics MultiPath technology has been recognised as a ‘smart agriculture’ tool to drive significant commercial benefits for shrimp farming in Vietnam through improved productivity and increased product quality. Read the Genics case study* here on page 19 of the May 2019 report in collaboration with Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

*Cameron A, Pham T H, Atherton J, Nguyen D H, Nguyen T P, Tran S T, Nguyen T N, Trinh H Y & Hajkowicz S (2019). Vietnam’s future digital economy – Towards 2030 and 2045. CSIRO, Brisbane.

Accelerating commercialisation of MultiPath technology

Supported by the Australian Government through Accelerating Commercialisation, an element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Genics is the proud recipient of an Australian Government March 2019 Accelerating Commercialisation grant. Selected to deliver MultiPath technology to the National Poultry Industry, Avian MultiPath will transform how we manage biosecurity on-farm and deliver greatly improved food safety throughout the supply chain. This opportunity will place the Australian Poultry Industry as global leaders in biosecurity and food safety.

New study shows screening for IHHNV could prove highly profitable

Screening of broodstock prior to spawning and/or early postlarval shrimp prior to pond stocking for the pathogen IHHNV could prove highly profitable, simply by excluding high load stocks from production. A new study by Sellars et al 2019* demonstrates an increase in value by AU $67,000/ha by stocking only low load or no load IHHNV Black Tiger shrimp postlarvae. Shrimp MultiPath is the ideal tool to empower farm managers with the data required to make informed management decisions to deliver such improvements in profitability.

*Sellars, M.J., Cowley, J.A., Musson, D., Rao, M., Menzies, M., Coman, G.J., Murphy, M. 2019. Reduced growth performance of Black Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) infected with infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus. Aquaculture 488: 160-166.