Poultry breeding company, Aviagen, has completed the construction of a new, cutting-edge veterinary laboratory facility near its UK headquarters in Edinburgh.
An expansion of the existing laboratory, which was opened in 2003, the new extension enables Aviagen to continue diversifying its capabilities, pursuing new technological advancements in serology, virology and bacteriology.
The facilities also provide Aviagen’s newly-created Molecular Department with the necessary infrastructure to push the boundaries of cutting-edge diagnostics, with extra capacity being earmarked for molecular diagnostic work in particular. Created in 2010, the Molecular Department is at the forefront of the latest emerging technologies and enables the business to select and recommend the most appropriate and best-value techniques to customers and partners around the world.
The laboratory extension also allows the team to handle the dramatic increase in workload that has been prompted as a result of the recent significant growth in Aviagen’s European business.
Bill Stanley, Aviagen’s Veterinary Health Director for Europe, commented: “The completion of this new facility is further evidence of Aviagen’s commitment to developing cutting-edge technical solutions to issues facing the poultry industry. It is a world-class laboratory and we now have the facilities to meet the complex challenges ahead of us.