Neogen has entered a partnership with food industry blockchain pioneer Ripe Technology (ripe.io) to adapt blockchain technology for use with Neogen’s food safety diagnostics and animal genomics.

“Blockchain technology has a lot to offer both our food safety diagnostic and animal genomic customers, as the technology permanently connects a tremendous amount of potentially critical data, including results from Neogen’s tests, to a food product or animal,” said John Adent, Neogen’s CEO. “There are countless potential benefits to adopting the technology. For example, the genomic profile of a dairy cow could be connected with the feed the animal eats, its medical history, barn environment, quantity and quality of the milk it produces, etc. Blockchain can serve to optimize the entire supply chains of many of the markets that Neogen serves.”

The blockchain technology will initially be separate from Neogen’s recently announced Neogen Analytics platform; however, when fully integrated, the company believes the two technologies can form the basis for advanced data-driven decisions for its customers.

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