Sygen International is a world leader in applying quantitative genetics and biotechnology to animal breeding, with research facilities located in
Sygen’s affiliate, SyAqua, initiated shrimp breeding operations in 2002 in response to Sygen’s global initiative to leverage its biotechnology investment across multiple species.
Sygen’s success is attributed to its thorough concentration on, and significant investment in all aspects of genetics, technology and health.
Stephen Pearce, Sygen’s Biotechnology Funding Manager will serve as Project Director and executive-in-residence in CiTE’s Economic Development Group. Pearce will serve as a liaison between Sygen’s internal scientific team and CiTE to identify and oversee funding opportunities for commercializing Sygen’s expansive biotechnology research agenda and to provide general technical and scientific support to CiTE.
“When Sygen moved its US-based research and development laboratory, and shrimp breeding research facility to
Dr. Hein van der Steen, Sygen’s Director of Animal Science Research said, “This
collaboration leverages our global technical resources with CiTE’s federal and state
economic development expertise. The synergies created by this collaboration will promote
Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher recently announced the formation of an advisory council to increase
In his role at CiTE, Pearce will work in the ConnectKentucky economic development group to identify opportunities for biotechnology research and development for Sygen as well as other