about us

Our journey of long-lasting partnerships with the animal industry began in 2009 when respected dog breeders approached inqaba biotec™, a local genetics laboratory to provide efficient, accurate and cost-effective genetic services. Our genuine interest in animals and the needs of our clients has expanded our client base from a few responsible dog breeders to breeders of domestic, livestock and wildlife species, veterinary professionals, and wildlife conservation research institutes. Our reputation in the industry has also reached the conscious pet and animal owners, who perform genetic tests from concern for the health of their new family member. We offer a wide range of testing services for the domestic, livestock and wildlife species which includes, health, coat colour, mutation and DNA profiling and parentage testing. We additionally offer customised projects should your testing requirements fall outside the current service offerings.

Quality Assurance

ZooOmics™ has provided accurate genetic tests and exceptional client service for over a decade. Our quality assurance protocols, expert DNA analysts and compliance with international and regional regulatory bodies provides reliable animal genetics results with quality you can trust.

ZooOmics™ follows a comprehensive quality assurance programme which is in line with the International Organizations for Standards (ISO 17025). We are also proud members of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG). We do not compromise when it comes to upholding and making use of Gold Standards in sequencing and molecular technologies. We currently offer animal genetic testing services using cutting-edge technology. 

We make use of Applied Biosystems 3730xl DNA Analyzer (96 capillary) and Applied Biosystems 3500xl Genetic Analyzer (24 capillary) on which we sequence microsatellites and SNPs, this equipment is the Gold Standard for high throughput genetic analysis. We also make use of MassARRAY Dx for targeted mutation testing with up to 50 DNA variants in a single PCR reaction using mass spectrometry as well as Bio-Rad CFX96 Real-Time System for mutation testing utilising probe-based real-time PCR.

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