Integrated Services Scenario

Services

CAT is a full-service organization that can integrate and customize services to maximize project value.

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is a leader in Aquaculture Research & Solutions. We are a full-service organization that integrates and customizes our services in order to maximize your project value.

  • CAT is the largest aquaculture contract research organization (CRO) in the world with BSL-3 containment certification.
  • This certification allows CAT to conduct in vivo and in vitro studies with imported as well as domestic aquatic animal pathogens.
  • CAT provides regulatory support for the duration of a project.
  • CAT assures confidentiality and has strict non-disclosure polices in place.
  • We help measure Return on Investment and customize services to maximize project value.
  • CAT is committed to providing a high-quality product and customer support; consulting is one of our adjacent servies.

Integrated Services Scenario #1

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Sample Analysis

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Experimental Feed

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Feed Formulation

Breeding & Genomics

Breeding & Genomics

Breeding program design and support for emerging species

Genotyping

Genotyping

Genotyping to support breeding program

Health

Health

Breeding program identifies disease resistance as a breeding goal.

CAT health team can provide:

  • controlled disease challenges
  • evaluation of treatments and vaccines under controlled conditions
  • consultation on design of field studies and analysis of results.
Nutrition

Nutrition

Growth performance and quality of fish can be improved by understanding the nutritional requirements of the emerging species.

CAT nutrition team can:

  • consult to review literature and conduct studies to determine the basic nutritional requirements of each life stage
  • formulate, produce and evaluate the efficacy of new feeds.

Integrated Services Scenario #2

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Sample Analysis

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Experimental Feed

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Feed Formulation

Nutrition

Nutrition

A client has developed a novel feed ingredient that they believe will contribute nutritional and functional value to the diet of Atlantic salmon. CAT nutrition team can analyze samples, formulate and produce diets and evaluate the nutritional value of the ingredient in digestibility and growth studies.

Health

Health

After feeding the new ingredient to the fish, the CAT health team can challenge the fish with target pathogens to determine the functional value of the new ingredient by comparing survival, growth and other outcomes relative to control diets.

Genotyping + Breeding & Genomics

Genotyping + Breeding & Genomics

The client would like to know what physiological pathways in the fish might be altered by including the new ingredient in the diet.

The CAT genotyping and genomics teams can:

  • evaluate the gene expression profile in treated and control fish and compare them to determine which genes may be turned off or on when fish are fed the new ingredient
  • understanding which genes are turned off or on will help the client understand how and why their product is effective.

Our research teams and fully equipped facilities are well positioned to support a diverse range of projects from discovery through final product development and testing.