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
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.