Neogen Corporation, a National Chicken Council allied member company, announced recently that it has acquired the assets of Scidera Genomics LLC, an animal genomics business based in Davis, California.  Scidera is a pioneer in the development of poultry, cattle, swine, and canine genetic testing and owns critical patents and other intellectual property in the industry.  Neogen develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety.

The terms of the acquisition, which was effective January 1,  were not disclosed.  Neogen plans to retain Scidera’s current employees and continue to operate from the company’s facilities in Davis.

“Scidera’s highly respected technical staff and customer base represent a perfect compliment to Neogen’s animal genomics business, GeneSeek, and Igenity,” said Dr. Jason Lilly, Neogen’s vice president of corporate development.  Neogen acquired GeneSeek in 2010 and Igenity in 2012.  “The combination of these companies within Neogen creates the unquestioned global leader in innovative animal genomics tools and analysis,” Lilly said.