Our mission is to provide long-term sustainable solutions for aquatic ecosystems

EQO is an Austin-based company with a revolutionary platform that brings unprecedented sensitivity and specificity to detecting and quantifying the presence of aquatic species. EQO's platform provides solutions to water stakeholders responsible for watersheds, lakes and rivers with an automated means to continuously monitor for invasive species, native species, harmful algal blooms, microbiome alterations, and to interactively adjust response. This minimizes the cost of the program while at the same time reducing the amount of labor and treatment chemistry required.

"I worked in biopharmaceutical research for over ten years. When developing cures for cancer and congenital diseases, I never heard, 'why bother, death is inevitable.' So why is this something I’ve heard since working in water? Invasive species are cancer. Extinction events are organ failures. Water quality is drug safety. Water infrastructure is drug delivery. These are problems we face, persevere through, and solve in biotechnology."

--John Higley, Founder EQO

EQO expands biotechnology and data science past disease management and into saving aquatic ecosystems. These technologies protect public health, conserve aquatic ecosystems, protect commerce, and protect aquatic recreational areas. Water is life. EQO applies the same rigor and optimism of life saving biotech to aquatic ecosystems.

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Advisory Board

David Altounian, PhD 
St. Edward's University

Steven Carothers, PhD
Founder/Director SWCA

John Robinson
Founder/Partner, Mazarine Ventures

EQO is leading the way in the combat against Aquatic Invasive Species


We envision a world in which whole aquatic environmental management is possible for public health, conservation, commerce, and recreation.




6101 Highland Campus Dr.

Austin, TX 78752

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