Fish health company PatoGen Ltd is to set up a laboratory for preventive and diagnostic services in Oban, Scotland. The move by the Norwegian company is part of its expansion into the UK, which started in 2014. PatoGen established its office at the SAMS campus in Oban in August 2018.
The company says: “Since PatoGen entered the Scottish market we have collaborated well with the farming companies with steady increase in activity. The farming companies in Scotland have embraced our services and developed the use even further and made it a part of the industry’s daily routines.”
Dr. Teresa Garzon, PatoGen’s key account manager for the UK, said: “It is the excellent collaboration, and the proactive farmers focus on maintaining good fish health and welfare that allows us to commit to the next step in PatoGen’s establishment in the UK.”
The laboratory in Oban is planned to be operational during the summer 2021.