Aviagen has opened its new multimillion-dollar diagnostic and research laboratory in Elkmont, Alabama. The facility was designed to meet biosafety level II standards and rigorous employee safety criteria and is an authorized National Poultry Improvement Plan Laboratory.  The lab will serve the needs of Aviagen breeding production facilities in the United States and provides dedicated areas for an array of laboratory work including bacteriology, serology, molecular diagnostics, genomics research, and pathological exams.

“Aviagen has been a leader in poultry genetics, health, and biosecurity for over a decade.  This laboratory is an essential component that will allow us to maintain that role in the future and safeguard the supply of breeding stock to our customers in the U.S. and over 45 countries around the world,” said Dr. Gregorio Rosales, Aviagen’s vice president of veterinary services.