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About Genomnz


Genomnz is New Zealand’s foremost animal DNA testing laboratory. It is the commercial arm of the Animal Genomics Group of AgResearch Limited, and is based at the Invermay Campus near Dunedin. AgResearch is New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute (CRI) with acknowledged expertise in biological science. The Animal Genomics Group utilises its core capabilities in genomics to identify genes, ultimately aiming to improve the competitiveness of New Zealand’s sheep, cattle and deer industries Genomnz provides a strong pathway to implementation for genetic research outcomes to benefit New Zealand end users.

Genomnz provides the most comprehensive DNA testing service for farmed species in New Zealand and acts as a valuable link from research to industry.

The laboratory employs a team of highly experienced staff and utilises state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the thousands of samples submitted annually are processed accurately, cost effectively and with timely results. AgResearch has also developed sophisticated proprietary software and customised databases which allow for precise parentage analysis and data recording.

The laboratory operates under ISO 17025:2005 standards, ensuring the highest degree of quality.

Genomnz also prides itself in offering a level of service customised to meet a particular user’s needs. We work closely with farmers, breed societies and breeders to provide specific industry needs.

The team is now working with New Zealand’s burgeoning aquaculture industry, conducting parentage testing on several species of finfish and shellfish in collaboration with NIWA, CSIRO in Australia and several commercial aquaculture companies. Genomnz has also undertaken contract research and development work for dairy cattle, finfish, shellfish and plant species.  Our services are internationally recognised with samples being received from the UK, European Union, Canada, USA, South America, Iceland and Australia.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss developing a DNA-based assay or service to suit your requirements.