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Ideal partners: Generatio Sol. GmbH and CAG GmbH – Center for Animal Genetics merge

Press release 28.02.2020

Generatio Sol., the independent veterinary institute for molecular genetics from Heidelberg, merges with CAG – Center for Animal Genetics, Tübingen.

The combined know-how sets new standards in the genetic analysis of animals.  Breed associations, breeders, veterinarians, and animal owners will receive the entire service portfolio of molecular genetic diagnostics and Internet-based population management at the highest level.

Generatio Sol. GmbH is the leading provider of solutions for the continuous genetic monitoring of breeding populations to determine identity, ancestry and hereditary diseases.  With its proprietary DNA programs and the ‘Animal Trust Center’, Generatio covers the entire life cycle of an animal, from birth to breeding selection, and links the data across generations. The oldest Generatio programs have been running for 20 years; customers include the largest German dog breeding associations (SV, DTK, DRC and others), as well as individual breeders, veterinarians and interested animal buyers. In addition to the routine programs, Generatio is a partner in scientific research and organizes large field studies via the Animal Trust Center platform.

CAG GmbH – Center for Animal Genetics was co-founded by CeGaT GmbH, one of the leading providers of Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) solutions of all sizes in Europe.  CeGaT’s outstanding quality is the basis for working with DNA data in many areas of human genetics. At CAG, that proven scientific expertise has been demonstrated in the animal genetics sector with the ability to carry out any projects where modern DNA-analytical methods are required. Since 2014, CAG has been a recognized partner for animal genetic diagnostic testing and research, particularly in the equine sector.  It has the exclusive European license to test for the PSSM2 equine myopathy panel.

 Unique services for unique animals

The collection and analysis of genetic information is an increasingly important key technology in animal assessment.

Whether for breeding selection, individual health checks or to ensure identity, the reliability of the data is always crucial.  With high scientific competence, Generatio and CAG offer excellent diagnostics combined with unique IT solutions.

Solutions are available for all process steps, including the ‘GOcard’ sampling system, all forms of individual DNA testing, and the “digital animal file”.  In this file, important data on each animal is collected, evaluated, and enriched with relevant information. Particular strength lies in specially developed programs for the use of DNA data for animal tracing, parental identification, mating evaluations, and optimized breeding partner searchs.

We provide the customer with important and comprehensive information tailored to each animal. Reliable analyses and targeted evaluation are indispensable tools for health assessment, the value of the animal, population maintenance, and breeding success,” says Managing Director Dr. Eberhard Manz.


Generatio Sol. GmbH and CAG GmbH merge to form Generatio GmbH

The new company is an innovative institute for animal genetics under veterinary management with a focus on molecular diagnostics and DNA data processing.

As an independent, international expert in providing reliable, unambiguous DNA analyses, Generatio provides valuable information tailored to each animal. With the ‘digital animal file’ and the ‘Animal Trust Center’, Generatio is able to collect animal data, to manage, evaluate and enrich this data over many generations, and to make predictions and draw conclusions for each individual animal. Generatio is committed to population preservation and animal welfare; its sound scientific approach makes the company a future-conscious partner for pet owners, breeders and leading breeding clubs – especially for dogs and horses.

PDF of CAG-Generatio Press Release (bilingual)

Contact – Generatio

Heidelberg: Dr. Eberhard Manz, Managing Director/CEO

Blumenstr. 49
D-69115 Heidelberg
Fon +49-(0)6221-38935-35
Fax +49-(0)6221-38935-31


Tübingen: Dr. Dirk Biskup – Managing Director, Dr. Melissa Cox – Scientific Lead

Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 23
72076 Tübingen
Fon: +49 (0)7071 565 44 850
Fax: +49 (0)7071 565 44 56

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