Food safety company Neogen Corporation has acquired Italy-based Diessechem S.R.L., a distributor of food and feed safety diagnostics. After this acquisition, Diessechem’s operations will continue operating out of Milan, and Neogen’s European network will manage it.
Diessechem is a leading supplier of diagnostic kits and instruments used in laboratory analysis and food safety. The company was founded in 1993, and has been an authorized distributor of Neogen. The company’s customers include Italys important public authorities and private laboratories operating for food safety, food industries, and feed mills.
In January 2020, Neogen Corporation announced partnership with Gencove to advance animal genomics. Gencove will offer both low pass sequencing and analytics software as a service, with sequencing as its flagship product.
Genome is making genomic data more accessible and interpretable through the development of molecular and computational tools. Genomes customer includes top academic institutions, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies.
Neogen also acquired Productos Quimicos Magiar, which has been a distributor of Neogens food safety diagnostics for the past 20 years with businesses in Uruguay and Argentina.
An year ago, in January 2019, Neogen Corporation acquired the assets of the Edmonton-based Delta Genomics Centre, a major animal genomics laboratory in Canada. It becomes Neogens fifth animal genomics laboratory. Delta was a major supplier of genetic testing to Canadas purebred beef associations, commercial beef cattle producers, and national genomics research community.
About Neogen Corporation
Neogen Corporation, a Michigan based leading food and animal safety company, employs approximately 1,500 people in the USA, Canada, Scotland, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, India, and China.
The companys Food Safety Division is mainly involved in the development and marketing of diagnostic test kits and complementary products and processors to detect dangerous and unintended substances in food and animal feed, such as drug residues, foodborne pathogens, spoilage organisms, natural toxins, food allergens, genetic modifications, meat speciation, pesticide residues, and general sanitation concerns. Neogens Animal Safety Division is involved in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including veterinary instruments, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, wound care and disinfectants