Curious about what's living in your lake, river, wetland, or marine ecosystem?
eDNA and eRNA can be used to detect and determine invasive, endangered, and microbiological aquatic species to support public and private sector efforts to manage biodiversity and aquatic ecosystem health.
We are experts in environmental genomics,
helping you understand presence and activity of species and population dynamics in your aquatic ecosystem
As a specialized environmental testing lab, EQO serves both public and private clients responsible for lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, estuaries and marine ecosystems that face mounting challenges from climate change, pollution, and environmental threats. Much like addressing human health, the journey to ensuring aquatic ecosystem vitality and diversity starts with genomics, transcriptomics, and bioinformatics
EQO is biotech lab focused on organism detection and biological monitoring in aquatic ecosystems
Utilizing techniques like metabarcoding and qPCR, our lab can detect and identify a vast array of aquatic species, from invasive to endangered. Our methods offer insights into both active species (through RNA analysis) and past presence (through DNA analysis), ensuring a comprehensive understanding of species diversity. Discover the organisms in your waters with unparalleled precision.
Using bioinformatics analysis our lab monitors the relative abundance and activities of different species present in aquatic ecosystems. Our laboratory tools provide insights into the health, stress levels, and overall vitality of these populations, offering a snapshot of biodiversity and general trends in your waters.
With our lab's advanced methods, including PhyloChip, we offer a broad-spectrum view of microbial presence. By differentiating microbiome fingerprints among all known prokaryotes, we provide a detailed landscape of bacterial and archaeal biodiversity in aquatic samples, ensuring you have the necessary data to make informed decisions around fecal source tracing, biosecurity threat assessment, and more.
Harnessing the power of environmental genomics, we provide a near real-time perspective on the active processes within aquatic organisms to help determine the effectiveness of biodiversity and conservation efforts. This allows our clients to measure the success of restoration, biodiversity, and conservation banking programs.
Our clients are seeking a lab that can support their testing needs in both freshwater and saltwater
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We are passionate about supporting efforts to manage biodiversity in mangroves, estuaries, and habitats at where the ocean meets land
Lakes, rivers, wetlands, reservoirs and other freshwater waterbodies are becoming increasingly impaired, EQO is dedicated to supporting restoration efforts.
Drawing from his expertise in cancer research, John Higley founded EQO because he recognized the critical demand for an environmental genomics lab dedicated solely to organism detection and biological monitoring. Dive deeper into Founder & CEO John Higley's vision and how we are applying cancer detection technology for public health & safety, environmental protection, and aquatic ecosystem health and biodiversity.
Problems our lab helps you address
Invasive species like Zebra & Quagga mussels threaten our aquatic ecosystems. EQO empowers clients to actively manage and mitigate these infestations.
Pollution, climate shifts, and habitat loss endanger native species. With EQO, clients can effectively track and respond to changing population dynamics.
Agricultural and municipal runoff pose significant health and safety challenges. EQO partners with clients to address and manage these biosecurity threats.
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Contact us if you have questions or would like advice from our experts. EQO welcomes the opportunity to support your aquatic ecosystem testing needs.
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