In the shadow of company consolidations and intellectual property disputes within the agbio/veterinary segment, Embrex Inc. has been dutifully installing its in-the-egg vaccination systems for broiler chickens.

The payoff began to appear last week, when the company reported its first quarterly profit, netting $58,000 (1 cent per share ) in the first quarter on revenues of $4.6 million versus a loss of $1 million (17 cents) on revenues of $3 million