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Recognizing Endangered Species Day 2023 and the role EQO plays as a biotech lab

Updated: May 24, 2023

EQO is proud of our role in supporting industry and society to mitigate the existential risks faced by a wide range of aquatic species. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act in the US.

Every year on the third Friday in May, thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species. This global day of action and celebration was created and founded by David Robinson and the Endangered Species Coalition in 2006, and has continued ever since.

Along with the 18th annual Endangered Species Day, 2023 also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a landmark piece of legislation that institutionalized our national commitment to the conservation of fish, plants and wildlife and the places they call home.

On Endangered Species Day 2023, wildlife refuges, gardens, schools, libraries, museums, community groups, nonprofits, and individuals will hold special programs or events. People around the world participate in these activities and others.

EQO is a biotechnology company, yet not operating in the field of human health. Rather, we are dedicated to leveraging biotech to address challenges in aquatic ecosystems, which refers to lakes, rivers, wetlands, estuaries, and other surface water assets.

EQO offers 2 next-gen field tools, the Osprey & the Calypso, which leverage our proprietary IP to capture the eRNA of animal or microbial populations in question. Our lab support includes eRNA and eDNA sample processing and metagenomic/bioinformatic tools to support our clients: 1) prevent invasive species infestations; 2) track native and endangered species; and 3) identify toxic organisms.

EQO’s public and private sector clients own or manage lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, or other watershed ‘assets’ that are facing increasing stress due to the effects of a warmer atmosphere or pollution/run-off. Just like a human dealing with illness, the path to aquatic ecosystem health, safety, and biodiversity begins with diagnostics.

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