About us

The dog/cat DNA test expert

ANTAGENE develops, produces and markets DNA tests for parentage certification and disease prevention in dogs and cats. The company is based near Lyon (France) and has a staff of 18 people.

ANTAGENE offers more than 100 DNA tests in some 50 countries around the world. ANTAGENE solutions have been used by more than 80,000 breeders and veterinarians the world over.

Pets are an important part of people’s lives, and for the 100 million dogs and cats in Europe, ensuring their health and parentage has become a major priority.

ANTAGENE’s DNA tests allow breeders to improve traceability and health in their breeding stock, and give prospective owners of puppies and kittens guarantees as to the health and parentage of the pet that will be a part of their lives for 10 to 15 years.

Internationally recognised expertise

Over the past fifteen years, ANTAGENE has deployed highly-advanced expertise in DNA technologies, particularly in the fields of hereditary disease, molecular genetics, animal genomics, bioinformatics and population genetics.

ANTAGENE has become a major player in DNA testing for dogs and cats, in both Europe and the United States. This expertise is based on the skill and know-how of our highly-qualified team, who are in constant contact with the best research teams in the world (academic institutes, universities, veterinary schools).

The researchers and genetic engineers on our R&D team develop around ten DNA tests a year, providing new means of testing for the most serious genetic diseases in order to improve the health and well-being of dogs and cats. The team ensures that our range of tests is continuously improved and always in line with the latest medical and scientific developments.

The engineers, advanced technicians and administrative agents on our Production team ensure the traceability, reliability and quality of the genetic analyses, from receipt of the test order to delivery of the results.

The customer service and sales representatives on our Sales team conduct sales visits with breeders, veterinarians and breed clubs, ensure high-quality telephone service, and register and process customer orders with the utmost professionalism.

A cutting-edge laboratory

In 2012, we inaugurated a brand new 500-square-meter laboratory with cutting-edge facilities and equipment, enabling production of over 500,000 DNA tests per year in conditions ensuring excellent quality.

Process quality and traceability are guaranteed by an information system (LIMS) developed and continuously improved for the specific needs of DNA test production.

ANTAGENE has received ISO 9001 certification, recognising the quality of its products and services.