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CAT provides services from tissue to genotypes.

Our team provides client-focused solutions and specialize in developing custom tools to accelerate genetic improvement in aquatic species.

What we do

  • SNP genotyping
  • Microsatellite genotyping
  • Custom marker panels
  • Troubleshooting
  • Sample and data storage
  • Consulting

How we do it

  • Low, medium to high throughput workflow
  • Accurate & reliable automated scoring
  • Consistent assay & data transfer among laboratories
  • Best-in-class data analysis

What you get

  • Flexibility in marker panels design
  • Excellent data quality and consistent call rates
  • Decreased cost per sample compared to other SNP genotyping platforms
  • Guidance throughout the entire project

Who we work with

Organizations interested in using genomics tools to accelerate genetic improvement in aquatic species or for monitoring, management and conservation purposes.

AQUACULTURE PRODUCERS OF EMERGING SPECIES

AQUACULTURE PRODUCERS OF ESTABLISHED SPECIES

 

FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION MANAGERS

RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

 

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EXPLORE OUR

AQUAArray
LINE OF GENOTYPING TOOLS

AQUAArray is an innovative line of genotyping tools that incorporates novel genetic marker information to advance genetic improvement in both farmed and wild aquatic species. Our tools support a wide range of applications, from understanding population genetics to selecting for commercially important traits.

We provide solutions tailored to you.

Why Work With Us?

The CAT breeding team provides expert advice on the application of tools to genetic improvement programs regardless of the level of complexity in the program.

CAT brings decades of expertise in aquatic animal genetics. We provide you with continuous guidance and support throughout the project from sample collection to data analysis and interpretation.

The CAT commitment to innovative solutions ensures that SNP genotyping tools are accessibly priced for all programs and all species.

Our qualified team of breeding coordinators and quantitative geneticists analyze SNP data to deliver easy to interpret results that our clients can use to achieve their objectives.

Our high-throughput sample analysis pipeline allows us to assay genetic markers and rapidly analyze data to provide timely results.

CAT has an extensive library of SNP arrays designed for a wide range of aquatic species. 

Our world-class genomics team and combined expertise in product development allow us to create new and custom tools tailored to clients or species from anywhere in the world.

GENOTYPING & AQUAAray NEWS

GO Analysis in selective breeding

Dr. Adriana Artiles: The genetic overview reveals how the captive population was, is and should be managed

Selective Breeding is an activity that mankind has carried out instinctively since the first plant crops that sustained ancient civilizations. However, domestication of animals and adaptation to captivity has taken ...

Dr. Klara Verbyla joins the Center for Aquaculture Technologies

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is delighted to welcome Dr. Klara Verbyla as a Director of Genomics and Breeding and Associate Vice President of Genetics. Dr. Verbyla will oversee ...
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CAT, NEOGEN partner to develop cost-effective genotyping tools for the aquaculture sector

San Diego, CA (June 24, 2021) — The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), a leader in the field of genetic improvement for aquatic species, and NEOGEN Corporation today announced their ...
How to improve your genetics

Dr. Elisa Marques: How to improve your genetics

The aquaculture industry is ripe for the uptake of DNA-based technologies, also known as genomics. The sector has observed and, therefore, learned lessons from the livestock industry where DNA tools ...
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AQUAArray identified as the go-to tool for genetic improvement for farmed shrimp

A recent report published in the peer-reviewed journal Aquaculture Reports by leading breeding and genomics researchers in South America evaluated the AQUAArray HD vannamei, an innovative, high density (HD), genotyping ...