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ACUACAM 2024: Genics presents cutting-edge shrimp production technology in Mexico 

By Michelle Vintimilla 


Last week, the aquaculture industry gathered at Mexico’s ACUACAM 2024.  

Representing Genics at ACUACAM were myself, Dr. Jeremy Brawner, Genics Head of Genetic Solutions, who traveled from Florida for the event, and our local Genics representative in Mexico, Luis Raymundo. 

While we were at the conference, we delivered an informative presentation and had the opportunity to meet with many interesting people, all passionate about the future of shrimp farming in the Americas. 

(Photo above, left to right: me – Michelle Vintimilla, Genics Client Success Manager, Latin America – Dr. Jeremy Brawner, Genics Head of Genetic Solutions, and Luis Raymundo, Genics México) 


Sharing new ideas and practical skills 

Jeremy and I gave a keynote talk at ACUACAM, emphasizing the importance of early pathogen detection and genomic breeding management in uplifting shrimp farming productivity.  

We also hosted a hands-on workshop on shrimp dissection for PCR pathogen analysis. This skill is vital for farmers, shrimp farm staff, and aquaculture health technicians who want to get the most out of testing and laboratory services. It was a great experience sharing knowledge and practical skills that can make such a big difference in shrimp producer’s productivity. If you missed our presentation, you can find educational videos about sample dissection on the Genics website. 


(Photo above: me hosting sample dissection workshop for ACUACAM attendees.) 


Throughout ACUACAM, people were especially interested in hearing about Genics’ latest technological innovations, like Shrimp MultiPath2.0, our new digital phenotyping system, genotyping services, and breeding programs. 


Shrimp MultiPath2.0 is now available for customers in the Americas 

Genics R&D department has introduced services in 2024 that dramatically raise the bar on testing speed, accuracy, and commercial accessibility.   

The introduction of Genics Shrimp MultiPath2.0 is a significant leap forward in early warning pathogen detection. Releasing this latest iteration of our groundbreaking testing service enables the simultaneous detection of 18 shrimp pathogens by a single test, the new industry benchmark.  

Shrimp MultiPath2.0 offers unrivaled sensitivity and accuracy, and with laboratory data turnaround times of five days or less, it offers shrimp farmers in Latin America an unprecedented ability to prevent disease outbreaks. 

You can find out more about Shrimp MultiPath2.0 here. 


Advanced Digital Phenotyping 

Jeremy and I gave the ACUACAM crowd a sneak preview of Genics’ latest tech R&D: an innovative system for digital shrimp phenotyping, leveraging AI to produce sophisticated, rich data outputs. Coupled with Genics ShrimpID genotyping services, this new technology will give our customers the most detailed shrimp pedigree information currently available. As well as facilitating advanced breeding program management, this groundbreaking system will enable genetically-based disease resistance. Genics will be launching this new service shortly, so be sure to sign up for updates


Genics is all about helping shrimp farmers grow their business 

Reflecting on our recent experience at ACUACAM, Jeremy and I were both so happy to be able to interact directly with this energetic and forward-looking community. There’s so much enthusiasm to propel the shrimp industry to new technological heights, and Genics is proud to be at the forefront of that growth.  

Farmers partner with Genics because we’re committed to being the most accurate, fastest, and most innovative aquaculture service provider. We’re also fully aware that every farm has its own unique goals and challenges, so we tailor our services to the needs of each individual customer.  


Hi, I’m Michelle Vintimilla

I’m Genics Client Success Manager in Latin America. I’m based in Ecuador, and I look after Genics’ customers throughout the Americas, North to South. I earned my Master’s Degree in Aquaculture from Ghent University, Belgium, and I have many years of industry experience in shrimp grow-out production, health management, and breeding programs.   

Let’s talk about how Genics can increase your farm’s productivity. Please book a free consultation. 

Apply now for Genics Shrimp Health Masterclass, Indonesia 

By Reiny Tumbol. 


I’m very proud to announce that Genics and Sam Ratulangi University are collaborating to present the Genics Shrimp Health Masterclass Course 2024. This is a unique opportunity for professionals in the Indonesian shrimp industry to learn new advanced skills with expert instructors. 

The Genics Shrimp Health Masterclass Course 2024 follows the tremendous success of our prior 2023 Sustainable Shrimp Aquaculture Course, which we co-hosted with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.  


Course highlights 

Participants in this masterclass course will delve into advanced techniques in: 

  • Shrimp pathogen detection technology 
  • Shrimp genomic analysis 
  • Breeding program strategy 
  • Advanced shrimp health management 
  • Scientific breeding optimization 
  • Latest techniques in farm biosecurity  
  • Professional laboratory techniques 
  • Aquaculture management 

The course also includes an onsite grow-out farm visit for all participants to observe operations in a real-world setting. 

Tailored for individuals working in the shrimp industry, this comprehensive course aims to empower participants with cutting-edge knowledge and strategies to propel their careers forward. 

A Certificate of Achievement will be presented to all Students who complete the Genics Shrimp Health Masterclass Course 2024. 


Course details: 

  • Dates: 4 – 9 March 2024  
  • Location: Sam Ratulangi University, Unsrat Campus, Manado, IDN

Application and further information 

Don’t miss out on this chance to advance your career in the ever-evolving landscape of shrimp health. Join us at the Genics Shrimp Health Masterclass Course 2024 for an immersive learning experience at the intersection of career and innovation.  

To apply for this exclusive masterclass course, please click here.


About the Author 

Dr. Reiny Tumbol is Genics Client Success Manager in Indonesia. An Indonesian local now living in North Sulawesi, she has more than 30 years of experience in Aquaculture. Reiny studied at top-tier Australian Universities, gaining extensive knowledge and experience in aquaculture and fisheries. She is passionate about helping Indonesia’s Shrimp farmers optimize their animal health and breeding program outcomes. 

(Image at top: 2023 Shrimp Health Course in Australia – Photos Copyright the University of Queensland & Genics, taken at the joint UQ & Genics program on Sustainable Shrimp Aquaculture at the University of Queensland.)


  

Celebrate National Prawn Day – Australia

At Genics, we’re proud to be part of the global prawn (shrimp) farming community.

That’s why we’re excited to support National Prawn Day Australia, celebrating our hardworking aquaculture friends.

Prawns are a crucial source of protein for a growing world population, and we’re committed to helping farmers produce healthy, high-performance stocks to make this nutritious food widely available.

National Prawn Day is an industry-led initiative, showcasing the many delicious, easy and healthy ways we can include protein rich prawns in our regular diets.