UCD Spin-out Equinome Receives Innovation Award

Equinome Announces Plans for New Jobs and International Expansion as Company Co-founder Receives 2014 NovaUCD Innovation Award.

Equinome, the leading Irish equine genomics company, plans to open an office in the USA during 2015 and has 6 new DNA-related tests in development which it intends to launch over the coming 24 months. 

The company, which is headquartered at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs and with a sales office in Australia, is also planning to double its workforce to twenty in the next twelve months.

These plans are to support the rapid adoption of Equinome’s genetic tests by racehorse owners and breeders around the world.

The company made the announcement at an event held today at University College Dublin (UCD), during which Dr Emmeline Hill, a co-founder of Equinome, was presented with the 2014 NovaUCD Innovation Award.

The award was presented to Dr Hill, a leading genomics researcher in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, by UCD President, Professor Andrew J. Deeks, in recognition of the global success and impact which Equinome has achieved in the international, multi-billion euro Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding industry.

Equinome, a UCD spin-out company, was co-founded in 2009 by Dr Hill in partnership with Jim Bolger the renowned Irish trainer and breeder.

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