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The company Havbruksinstituttet AS was founded in 2000 as a service provider to the aquaculture sector.

Our service portfolio included consultancy, biological quality assurance and product optimisation.

In 2008 the company opened its state-of-the-art real-time RT-PCR laboratory for pathogen detection. The laboratory was certified by the Norwegian accreditation agency (Norsk Akkreditering) in January 2011.

In 2012, Havbruksinstituttet AS was acquired by PHARMAQ Holding AS, and later in the same year changed its name to PHARMAQ Analytiq.

Today, the company’s core activities comprise analyses and consultancy in the fields of smoltification and infection monitoring. We have become specialists in the provision of analysis services and consultancy linked to the promotion of fish health and welfare in the aquaculture sector.

Our smolt test and smolt certificate have rapidly evolved as the industry standard, and our smolt portal, introduced in 2009, is a popular tool among smolt producers.

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