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New Technologies
on April 13, 2021

Evonik increases investment in chick sexing technology

Approximately 6-7 billion male layer chicks are culled each year.

In Ovo, a biotechnology start-up specializing in the development of gender-testing technology in eggs, has raised several million euros in further funding from Evonik’s venture capital arm and co-investor VisVires New Protein Capital.

“For the industry, it’s an ethical challenge,” said Mark Redshaw, the investment director at…

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