Biotechnology company PatoGen establishes unit in Chile

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The Norwegian fish health analyst and consultancy is expanding operations.

PatoGen is opening a unit in Puerto Varas, Chile, hot on the heels of the company’s expansion in Oban, Scotland in August. The company want to work more closely with fish farming companies in the two areas while also introducing PatoGen services such as surveillance program for broodstocks, as well as for farmed and wild cleaner fish.

The company also has a service called PatoSafe, which “facilitates control of the infection status and provides the basis for making correct decisions on the correct actions at the correct time” and the SmoltTimer which “provides control of the smoltification process and displays the ideal time for release into the sea”.

PatoGen’s Chilean customers will now be looked after by account managers and specialists at an office in Puerto Varas, close to the heart of Chile’s growing salmon farming district.

“Where salmon are farmed PatoGen wants to be present,” staid CEO PatoGen, Jørn Ulheim. “To have a knowledge-based company like PatoGen ensuring the transfer of relevant information and services between different international production regions will increase the overall fish health. In PatoGen we observe that fish farming companies investing into preventive fish health also experience overall better performance and reduced biological losses.”


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