A Michigan company says it has acquired Scidera Genomics LLC, an animal genomics business based in Davis.
Financial terms of Lansing-based Neogen's Corp.'s purchase were not disclosed.
Scidera, which formerly operated as MetaMorphix Inc. or MMI Genomics, is considered a pioneer in the development of cattle, poultry, swine and canine genetic testing.
Neogen develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. Its line includes test kits to detect food-borne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. It has an extensive animal safety division.
"Scidera's highly respected technical staff and customer base represent a perfect complement to Neogen's animal genomics businesses," said Jason Lilly, Neogen's vice president of corporate development.
Neogen said it plans to retain Scidera's current employees and will continue to operate the company's facilities in Davis.