Smart detection systems that cut testing costs for prawn farmers and transform how shrimp diseases are managed globally.

Unsurpassed technology

Our Shrimp MultiPath technology is currently unsurpassed in its ability to co-detect multiple shrimp pathogens. Its sensitivity and specificity are equal or superior to current industry standard test methods that typically detect a single pathogen in a single test.

Shrimp MultiPath dramatically reduces pathogen testing costs, and for the first time, makes multi-pathogen testing viable for shrimp breeding companies, hatcheries and farms.

Shrimp MultiPath data empowers informed management decisions that mitigate disease risk and maximise yield. In the case of infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV), Shrimp MultiPath can lead to an increase in farm gate value of $67,000*. In the case of more devastating pathogens like white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Shrimp MultiPath can be the difference between harvesting or not harvesting at all.

On farm

Take a single sample

In lab

13 tests in one

On farm

13 results, faster and at less cost

*Sellars, M.J., Cowley, J.A., Musson, D., Rao, M., Menzies, M., Coman, G.J., Murphy, M. 2019. Reduced growth performance of Black Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) infected with infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus. Aquaculture 488: 160-166.

Introducing Shrimp MultiPath

A smart detection system that cuts testing costs for prawn farmers and
transforms how shrimp diseases are managed globally.

Detects 13 pathogens, including all that severely impact shrimp aquaculture in a single test

Identifies different genetic variants of relevant pathogens

Includes controls to validate every test result and quantify infection severity

Includes control tests to validate RNA and/or DNA sample integrity

Rapidly generates results on large numbers of samples with fast data turnaround times


Pathogens in shrimp aquaculture

Pathogens in shrimp aquaculture cause $6B of loss p.a. globally. Shrimp often harbour multiple pathogens at any one time. Current single pathogen detection tests are cost prohibitive for multiple pathogens.

Our solution is Shrimp MultiPath. Designed at Australia’s premier research organisation CSIRO, it detects 13 pathogens of commercial relevance in a single test. Shrimp MultiPath substantially reduces testing costs with superior test sensitivity, specificity, quantification and data turnaround times. Shrimp MultiPath will promote the widespread use of pathogen testing as an integral tool for managing shrimp disease and transform productivity and profitability globally.

Introducing Shrimp ID

Heritage panels that determine stock pedigree and genetic relationship, empowering farmers to make smart breeding choices.

Includes Pacific White (Litopenaeus vannamei) and Black Tiger (Penaeus monodon) Shrimp ID panels

Based on DNA Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers, selected for high end performance by CSIRO

Delivers powerful pedigree/relationship assignment, ideal for maximising genetic diversity

Includes control tests to confirm DNA sample integrity


Understanding your pedigree and genetic relatedness

Shrimp are often cultured as mixed un-tagged families from an early larval or post-larval age. It is mission critical in selective breeding programs to understand the pedigree of your stock as they approach reproductive age to ensure maximal genetic diversity is retained within your breeding lines. Having the option to overlay pathogen loading data with pedigree can further enhance your selection strategies. Current genetic pedigree testing services are expensive for shrimp and there are none that are coupled with highly cost effective pathogen screening.

Our solution is Shrimp ID. Designed at Australia’s premier research organisation CSIRO for both Pacific White shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) and Black Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Shrimp ID panels have been trialled and tested for over 5 years on populations of Pacific White and Black Tiger shrimp from all corners of the world to determine pedigree and genetic relatedness of stocks. Shrimp ID and Shrimp MultiPath combined form a complementary workflow in the laboratory, resulting in highly cost effective DNA pedigree analysis.

Start Testing

Shrimp MultiPath and Shrimp ID technology is now available to help improve testing efficiencies for your business.