|Acquired by||Pfizer Animal Health|
Bovigen LLC, a genomics company, engages in the development, validation, and commercialization of genetic tools that enable producers to impact the economics of the beef industry. It offers DNA diagnostic test products, such as Feed Efficiency, a test to identify difference in feed cost in animals; Tenderness, a multi-marker single trait test for identifying animals that produce tender cuts of beef; and Quality Grade, a DNA genetic marker panel test that identifies the presence of genes associated with quality grade and marbling. The company also provides SureTRAK, an innovative genetic testing system for traceability of animals and meat; SireTRACE, which is used to identify animals through DNA fingerprinting; BLACK test, a coat color test that is primarily used to identify black coat genes in black animals; and Elite Tender that enables restaurants, retailers, and food service distributors to check for tender beef in buying and serving. It distributes its products through various companies and individuals in the United States, as well as in Canada, Central America, and South America. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Harahan, Louisiana. As of March 27, 2008, Bovigen LLC operates as a subsidiary of Pfizer Animal Health.