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CAG GmbH Center for Animal Genetics

HGTD Leadership Sponsor Test Discovery- GTP In House Testing ISO Accredited/ GTP ISO Accredited/LAB

General Information

Name
CAG GmbH Center for Animal Genetics
Data Up to Date
2019
GTP Code
CAG
Email
info@centerforanimalgenetics.com
Telephone
49-7071-565-44-850
Address
Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 23
City
Tuebingen
State
BW
Zip Code/ Postal Code
D 72076
Participant Since:
2017
Subsidiary Company

People

Lab/Company Director
Dr. Dirk Biskup and Doerte Wedewardt
Lab/Company Director Profile
Lead Scientist/ Geneticist
Melissa L. Cox
Lead Scientist/ Geneticist Profile
PhD, Genetics
Lead Veterinarian
N/A
Lead Veterinarian Profile
N/A
Description of Lab Tech Qualifications
MTA - medizinisch technische assistant (Medical laboratory assistant)

Quality Indicators - GTP

HGTD Leadership Sponsor
Participation Level
Leadership Sponsor
Sponsor
Participant
Year Established
2014
In House Testing
Out Sourced Testing
ISO Accredited/ GTP
ISO Accredited/LAB
ISO Accredited/tests
Number of Tests with ISO/ details
Specifc Tests=0; General accreditation All
ISO Info
The in-house laboratory is DAkkS Accredited for DIN EN ISO 15189
Other Recognized Accreditation
Lab SOP details
specific SOPs for protocol design and validation, all laboratory processes, reporting, etc.
ISAG Parentage Panel Used
Yes
Other Parentage Testing

Quality Indicators - Procedures/ Services

Sample collected by - GTP specific
Customer can decide. Certificate says whether dog identity was verified by Vet or Studbook.
Sample Identification
Unique identifier given to each animal, and to each sample from that animal. All information is logged, but it is up to the owner what information they wish to provide. If samples are collected by a veterinarian for Studbook representative with identity check, the results certificate shows that the identity has been verified.
Animal ID/ Sample Submission
Samples are booked into the LIMS system following the sample arrival SOP, using the internal sequencial numbering. Labeled samples go into the laboratory and are tracked through the LIMS by the unique identifier.
Test Result information
Result, to which genotypes the animal can be bred, actual mutation tested for, citation of literature
Test results provided to
The customer. In addition, results provided to whomever the customer requests in writing.
Faults Protocol Details
Yearly inspection of SOPs, incident log filled in if any mistakes/inaccuracies found. If a test sample, customer is immediately informed and test is redone for free. If necessary, GTP will pay to have the sample rerun at another company.
Laboratory Mishandling Protocol
Quality Assurance and Issue Resolution
Yearly inspection of SOPs, incident log filled in if any mistakes/inaccuracies found. If a test sample, customer is immediately informed and test is redone for free. If necessary, GTP will pay to have the sample rerun at another company. Yearly evaluation of service by customer questionnaire.
Contact for Queries
melissa.cox@centerforanimalgenetics.com
Breeding Advice
Advice Details
https://www.centerforanimalgenetics.com/services/resources_and_support/ CAG offers seminars and one-on-one counseling to help breeders and veterinarians gain a better understanding of genetics and how it relates to animal health and breeding. A detailed telephone consultation regarding results is also available.

Research

Test Discovery- GTP
Test Discovery Details
Internal research program, and many academic collaborations
Test Development In-House
Test Development More Info
CAG conducts innovative research into hereditary diseases and complex traits in animals. Along with academic collaborators around the world, we partner with veterinarians and breeders to identify diseases of concern and interest.
Any Patents Held
Research Collaborator
Yes, in-house and with academic institutions
Refereed Publications list
Cox, Melissa L., et al. "Exome sequencing reveals independent SGCD deletions causing limb girdle muscular dystrophy in Boston terriers." Skeletal muscle 7.1 (2017): 15.; A Evans, Jacquelyn M. et al. ?Exome Sequencing Reveals a nebulin Nonsense Mutation in a Dog Model of Nemaline Myopathy.? Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society 27.9-10 (2016): 495?502. PMC. Web. 17 Jan. 2018.
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