Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Contracts with Industry

Tank milk analysis

Participants : Dominique Lavenier, Jacques Nicolas.

The Seenergi company has developed a biotechnology protocol to detect cow mastitis directly by analyzing the DNA in the milk of the tanks. Cows are first genotyped. Since cows with mastitis produce a high level of lymphocytes, a DNA milk analysis can point out infested cows. Currently, DNA chips are used to support this analysis. We are currently investigating the possibility to use sequencing technologies in order to both reduce cost analysis and to extend the detection to larger herds.