Curious about what's living in your lake, river, wetland, or estuary?
eRNA & eDNA technology can be used to detect and determine invasive, endangered, and microbiological aquatic species to support public and private sector efforts to manage aquatic ecosystem health
We are experts in eRNA and eDNA,
helping you understand presence of species or 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, and other vital watershed assets that face mounting challenges from climate change and pollution runoff. Much like addressing human health, the journey to ensuring aquatic ecosystem vitality and diversity starts with precise detection, diagnostics, and monitoring.
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 eRNA, we provide a near real-time perspective on the active processes within aquatic organisms to help determine the effectiveness of mitigation efforts. This allows you to gauge the health and safety of aquatic ecosystems, determining current activities, stress levels, and overall conditions of the waters.
I started this lab...
A word from our Founder & CEO
Drawing from his expertise in cancer research, John Higley founded EQO because he recognized the critical demand for a biotech lab dedicated solely to preserving aquatic ecosystem health. Dive deeper into Founder & CEO John Higley's vision and how we are applying cancer detection technology for the environment.
Our lab leverages eRNA and eDNA to help you address these problems
Invasive species like Zebra & Quagga mussels threaten our aquatic ecosystems. EQO empowers clients to actively manage and mitigate these infestations.
The rise of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) poses significant health and safety challenges. EQO partners with clients to address and manage these biosecurity threats.
Pollution, climate shifts, and habitat loss endanger native species. With EQO, clients can effectively track and respond to changing population dynamics.
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