The world's largest agrigenomics lab expands for the future of companion animal genetics.
SPOKANE, WA., June 21, 2022 — Neogen® Corporation’s (NASDAQ: NEOG) companion animal genetics business, formally known as Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (GVS), has announced its move into a new laboratory space in eastern Washington state. Now located in north Spokane, WA, Neogen has doubled its space in comparison to its previous location, growing from 8,000 sq. ft to over 16,000 sq. ft. The need for space has come from the rapid growth in the companion animal health care market and in the understanding of the importance of genomic services.
“As the companion animal market continues to grow, this investment in state-of-the-art genomics infrastructure represents Neogen’s dedication to breeders, veterinarians, and pet owners around the world and providing high quality genomic services,” said Dr. Jason Lilly, Neogen’s Vice President of International Business. “The advancements in this new lab enables provide high quality results, with rapid turnaround, at added value that will help veterinarians, breeders and pet owners alike improve the health and wellbeing of companion animals."
“The additional space allows us to grow up to two to three times our current capacity,” said Catherine Kashork, Site Director at the Spokane facility. “The genetic testing services we offer have a direct impact on the health of dogs and cats globally, and we are thrilled to continue to grow and strengthen our business here in Spokane, where we started 10 years ago. The new laboratory will support more than 50 commercial and technical staff.”
Neogen Corporation acquired Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. in December of 2021, expanding and diversifying Neogen’s companion animal offerings to better serve both current and future customers. The acquisition of GVS provided Neogen with a seventh global genomics laboratory and a third North American facility, which has played a critical role in providing improved services to all of the company’s agrigenomics customers.
Local media and Spokane business members are invited to view the space at an open house on June 29, 2022, beginning at 10:30 am. Contact Madeline Moore for more information about the event.
The new lab and office address for Neogen Corporation as of June 13 is:
10220 N Nevada Suite 300,
Spokane, WA 99218
About Neogen Corporation
Neogen Corporation develops and markets comprehensive solutions dedicated to food and animal safety, operating with the intention to “Every day, protect the people and animals we care about.” The company’s Food Safety segment markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety segment is a leader in the development of genomic solutions along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care, and disinfectants, as well as rodent and insect control solutions.