Food & Agri

Aquaculture genetic lab in Kochi gets NABL accreditation, First in India

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015,20:34 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | The country would have the first NABL-accredited Aquaculture  Genetic Laboratory as the Central Genetics Lab (CGL) of Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Aquaculture (RGCA) has been awarded the accreditation in this regard, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) informed.
Addressing media here, MPEDA Chairman Leena Nair said here today this was the only one and first  laboratory getting the accreditation. Earlier, the tests were being made at Aquaculture Pathology Lab, she added.
With the accreditation, the lab would be equipped with separate sections for conducting genetic study viz., tissue extraction area with cooling centrifuge, electronic balance, autoclave and deep freezer; PCR area with thermocycler and laminar flow chamber and post PCR area with electrophoresis system, gel doc system, spectrophotometer and biophotometer.