Assisted reproduction for safeguarding equine genetic heritage

Embryo technologies for animal breeding and genomic selection

Advanced technologies for biomedical research


Top foals at Zangersheide auction from Avantea OPU-ICSI embryos

On the 14th and 15th of September there was the Zanghersheide quality auction of foals born in 2018 from the most important mares and stallions of the show jumping sector. Amongst the 83 foals sold there were 10 foals born from embryos produced by Ovum Pick Up-ICSI at the Avantea laboratories. These 10 foals have reached an average price of €38700 euro against the average €24178 of the other 73 foals, a result that demonstrates the absolute quality of the foals generated by Avantea through the OPU-ICSI technique.

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Assisted Reproduction services 

Ovum Pick up Horse

Equine assisted reproduction by Ovum Pick Up and ICSI can overcome most mare and stallion fertility problems and seasonal limitations. It can be performed in any period of the year and at any stage of the reproductive cycle with no interference with training/sporting activities of the donor mares. Embryos can be safely frozen for later transfer.[...]

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Ovum Pick up Bovine

Advanced bovine embryo technologies can be applied in modern breeding programs to take full advantage of genomic information. They can also be used to establish new breeding herds in other countries and to improve local breeds by importing and trasferring selected embryo genotypes of the desired breeds. [...]

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Biomedical services 

Animal models

Avantea participates within international collaborative research projects in the biomedical field to generate porcine animal models for xenotransplantation, for the study of human diseases and developing new therapeutic approaches.[...]

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Toxicity test

Avantea applies the techniques of assisted reproduction also to the field of alternative tests for reproductive toxicology using gametes, embryos and stem cells. Several tests, developed in the context of European research projects, are available for the screening of chemicals and drugs [...]


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Quality management system

The Laboratory of Avantea holds the Quality Certification UNI EN ISO 9001:2015.

The strategic goals of the company's quality policy are:
1. Improving the performance of services for animal breeding;
2. Implementation of international activities in biotechnology and biomedical research.

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