GenoMar South East Asia Pte Ltd.
GenoMar South East Asia Pte Ptd was established in 2004 to provide an ideal backup base for the GenoMar Supreme Tilapia breeding nucleus as well as to provide R&D support to the company as a world-class solution provider of global food security and food safety issues.
Based in the Temasek Lifesciences Laboratory (TLL) facility in Singapore, the company’s key activities are to provide regional business and R&D support to the GenoMar affiliated companies in the Asian region.
GenoMar SEA is capable of producing all brood stock GenoMar hatcheries or operations will require. It serves as a safe haven in case of disease or quarantine problems in the Philippines.
GenoMar SEA is also the counterpart entity in the R&D programme carried out in cooperation with Temasek Lifesciences Laboratory (TLL).
GenoMar SEA serves as the hub for developing the GenTrack protocols in collaboration with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). Both activities are sponsored by the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB).
GenoMar SEA will also be testing new strains of salt-tolerant tilapia starting in 2009.
Genopass Pte Ltd
The company was incorporated in 2007, and was capitalized during 2008. GenoMar is seeking a partner within the certification segment (similar to Det norske Veritas) for launching the Genopass concept during 2009. A 3-step spin-out process is foreseen over a period of approximately 3 years.
GenoMar has developed a genetic traceability, or more precisely, a genetic verification tool, Genopass , based on nature’s own tag, the inherent DNA pattern of all foods. The components of the system are: genetic markers, necessary infrastructure, software and database formats to serve a “waterproof” verification purpose.
The system can protect producers from fraud and assist the seafood players in building strong brand names. Food can be traced from egg to plate or from plate to its origin. The actual genetic verification concept in a seafood setting is based on the fact that offspring (food fish) inherit their DNA pattern from their parents which represent the broodstock and as such the origin of the seafood. The fecundity of fish make the system very cost efficient and competitive.