A look inside the new Brisbane lab set to reimagine the beef and dairy production system

Australian bio-digital company Nbryo is progressing its plan to reimagine the livestock breeding system for future food resilience with the official opening of their state-of-the-art bovine IVF laboratory on October 11.

The new Brisbane-based laboratory will bring accessibility to modern reproductive technology by using advanced bio-digital technologies to scale, rapidly at low cost.

Former Herron CEO, founder and Chair of Nbryo, Mr Euan Murdoch said the new facility will set the scene for further development and commercialisation of a platform of technologies that has the potential to transform the entire value chain.

“With the opening of the lab we are now one step closer on our quest to deliver cost effective and scaleable solutions that will help producers improve efficiencies and make faster genetic progress across the supply chain, resulting in more efficient and sustainable beef and dairy production.

This new facility will enable the production of embryos at scale, make embryo transfer easier; together with the ability to genotype, store embryos and provide real time quality assessment.

Nbryo’s Integrated technology platform will far exceed what can be achieved in conventional programs, by rapidly increasing selection intensities through scaling production and identification of embryos, in a simple 7 day in vitro production cycle, just 7 days to achieve desirable traits with a single breeding cycle”

Euan Murdoch

The facility was opened by Mr Murdoch in front of a small group of investors, research partners and the Nbryo Board, including Holly Kramer who also sits on the board of Woolworths and Fonterra.

Nbryo was born from 15 years of research into embryo transfer and genomics by Mr Murdoch’s Queensland – based breeding property, Nindooinbah, and to date Nbryo’s research has been funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Meat & Livestock Australia.