SOURCE: VeriPrime

VeriPrime

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October 09, 2014 06:00 ET

VeriPrime Beef Cooperative and Eureka Genomics Enter Working Agreement to Advance Cattle Health Risk Management

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - VeriPrime Beef Cooperative representing over 70% of U.S. fed cattle, and Eureka Genomics, a leader in Next Generation Genotyping (NGG) have entered into an agreement to further develop cattle herd health risk management technology. 

VeriPrime and Eureka Genomics will leverage Eureka Genomics' proprietary NGG technology to identify and develop assays that could potentially enhance cattle health risk management. 

Over the next several months VeriPrime and Eureka Genomics will work together with member feedyards and their veterinarians to initiate clinical field trials for the purpose of identifying and validating best practical methods to implement the new technology.

"The increased value of cattle and the cost of therapy makes the development of cattle health risk management vital and this agreement with Eureka Genomics allows us to move forward further and faster," says Scott Crain, DVM, CEO of the VeriPrime Cooperative.

Didier Perez, COO of Eureka Genomics, adds, "By entering this agreement with VeriPrime, Eureka Genomics has the unique opportunity to leverage our technology to help fuel further innovation in veterinary medicine."

About VeriPrime:
VeriPrime is a member-owned federation of cooperatives. Food, feed, and grain producers, processors, distributors and retailers can acquire membership information online at www.VeriPrime.org.

About Eureka Genomics:
Eureka Genomics is a privately held company offering Next Generation Genotyping (NGG) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) -- based assays and diagnostics. Eureka Genomics designs novel genotyping assays for animal health, as well as clinical and crop applications using focused NGS. In addition, Eureka Genomics provides advanced NGS bioinformatics consulting services and genetic testing services using its proprietary diagnostics. Eureka Genomics aims to address research needs in animal health, plant science and other AgBio segments, as well as in therapeutic and clinical testing markets as both a service provider and research partner. Eureka Genomics has been providing NGS and bioinformatics services to a number of governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Eureka Genomics' current academic research partners include Baylor Research Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and New York University. Eureka Genomics was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Hercules, CA. For more information, please visit www.eurekagenomics.com.