Practical gene test based on world-leading research
Genetic tests provide horse owners with a modern and easy-to-use tool to plan breeding and for the selection of horses for pleasure and competition. Our products are based on top of the art science. Reliable and sound research results are of utmost importance as well as clear practical benefits to horse owners. Our gene tests are protected by patents and are only available at accredited laboratories.
A DNA test that is based on a research project in which we identified a gene variant that has a major impact on the gait and limb coordination of horses. It is used to predict talent and trotting technique among horses used for harness racing and talent for different gaits among certain breeds of horses used for riding.
Skeletal Atavism TestTM
Diagnostic DNA test for the developmental disorder "Skeletal atavism", a heritable defect where foals are born with misshaped (crocked) legs.
Capilet Genetics AB was founded in 2011 by three researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University: Leif Andersson, Lisa Andersson and Gabriella Lindgren. Nxt2b own shares in the company.
Board of Directors
Leif Andersson: Professor in Functional Genomics at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Uppsala University. Leif has published more than 300 scientific articles and is a world-leading researcher. He uses domestic animals as models for understanding the genetic basis for phenotypic variation. The discovery of the DMRT3 variant is an outstanding example of how genetic studies of domestic animals can lead to new basic knowledge of important biological mechanisms. Leif is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences in the USA. Board Member of Capilet Genetics.
Gabriella Lindgren: Associate professor and senior lecturer at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Gabriella defended her doctoral thesis on gene mapping, the evolution of horses and their domestication at Uppsala University in 2001. Gabriella’s earlier work on genetic mapping became very useful when sequencing the horse genome. She completed a post-doc at Stanford University and has since then conducted many research projects of her own, looking into skeletal atavism in foals, the coat colour silver, summer eczema and the eye disease MCOA syndrome. Board Member of Capilet Genetics.
Erika Kjellberg Eriksson: Has been working in the life science sector for 15 years. Before joining nxt2b she served as CFO of OxThera, prior to that as Vice president and CFO of Q-Med and as CFO and CEO of BioPhausia. Erika has currently six other directorships. She has a formal background as B.Sc. in Ba and Econ. from Uppsala University and started her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. Chair of the board of Capilet Genetics.