Taxa Genomics, a leading global provider of environmental DNA (eDNA) testing, today announced a new £250,000 state-of-the-art molecular ecology laboratory suite in their Isle of Man premises at Eden Business Park. This new facility will enable the company to expand its capabilities and provide even more comprehensive and accurate eDNA testing services to a wide range of clients.

The new laboratory suite houses the latest next-generation sequencing technologies and molecular biology equipment. This will allow Taxa Genomics to detect and identify even the most elusive species in samples within a laboratory suite which strictly minimises any potential for contamination.

“This investment in our laboratory infrastructure is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality eDNA testing services,” said Dr Rachel Glover, Managing Director of Taxa Genomics. “With this new laboratory suite, we are well-positioned to meet the growing demand for eDNA testing by companies wanting to fulfil their ESG reporting obligations.”

Taxa Genomics has a proven track record of providing accurate and reliable eDNA services to a diverse range of clients including UK Government agencies, ecological consultancies, and companies worldwide. The company’s services are widely used to assess the presence and abundance of aquatic and terrestrial species, monitor the biodiversity of ecosystems, and track the spread of invasive species.

“UK Biodiversity Net Gain (BGN) legislation, which comes into force in January 2024, requires developers to deliver a 10% increase in biodiversity as a condition of planning permission and eDNA testing will be utilised extensively,” said Dr Glover. “Our new laboratory suite will be central to providing accurate and reproducible testing to statutory standards for our clients.”


Photo: ©Taxa Genomics available for use with this news article. The new Molecular Ecology Laboratory Suite at Taxa Genomics, Eden Business Park, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Notes to Editors:

  1. Taxa Genomics is a leading DNA testing company at the forefront of environmental DNA (eDNA) and molecular ecology testing. Founded on the Isle of Man in 2017, the company has been increasing its portfolio of eDNA tests with continuous investment in research and development. Taxa Genomics is one of only a small number of companies globally with the expertise to carry out eDNA testing for both species detection and biomonitoring studies.
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