Community Health Begins with Source Water

Proactively detect and track aquatic organisms in your waterways for effective response.

EQO Dx proprietary environmental RNA technologies detect invasive, native, endangered, and toxic organisms at the single molecule level with actionable data to support the success of your program.

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Drinking water for many municipalities is sourced from lakes, reservoirs, and rivers, which are increasingly facing harmful algal blooms (HABs) and other microbial contamination threats that can compromise the drinking water supply. EQO offers the capabilities to support your efforts to better understand the level of biosecurity risk and trends via our proprietary innovations in diagnostics. EQO is currently under contract with the United States Coast Guard and collaborating with the United States Navy Research Lab to develop biosecurity assays to improve ballast water management and strengthen resilience.

How Can We Help?

  • Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) effectiveness testing

  • Harmful algal bloom forecasting with severity prediction (in process)​​

  • Near real time, automated, detection and forecasting of human health relevant toxins

    • Harmful algae

    • Toxic diatoms​

    • Toxic dinoflagellates

    • Toxic red and green algae


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Aquatic Invasives

Zebra mussels, quagga mussels, and many other invasive species alter lake habitat and the food web, leading to various stresses for native and non-native animals, and public health and safety risks for the surrounding communities.  EQO offers the capabilities to support your efforts to better understand the invasive activity (reproduction, population, etc.) and trends via our proprietary innovations in diagnostics. EQO utilizes a dual DNA and RNA analytics approach to identify trends and early stage populations when they are still treatable. This technology has been deployed in multiple lakes and river systems and is validated by multiple agencies for effective prevention of invasive species infestation.

How Can We Help?

  • The Calypso automated platform protects critical infrastructure from biofouling and lakes and rivers from infestation.

  • The Osprey Survey System allows for comprehensive baseline analyses, including risk analysis and forecasting of potential infestation pathways.

  • Deep RNA and DNA analytics improve mitigation efforts through population stress assessment, efficiency improvements, and determination of efficacy to decrease treatment time and cost.

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Native & Endangered 

The conservation community has done commendable work in identifying native and endangered species in need of support and lobbying for protection; however, monitoring the efficacy of protection efforts is sometimes inefficient and expensive. EQO offers the capabilities to support efforts to monitor endangered species via our proprietary innovations in diagnostics. The EQO complementary DNA and RNA approach allows tracking of species of interest at a fraction of the time and cost when compared to traditional methods and opens new and exciting methodologies for conservation.

How Can We Help?

  • Automated or manual collection of high volume DNA and RNA samples using the Calypso or Osprey systems. Both DNA and RNA are extracted from all samples

  • DNA allows EQO to track historic population trends and level of interaction between populations through eDNA analysis and metabarcoding.

  •  RNA analysis allows EQO to detect relative abundance of live members of a population and analyze population stress response. 

  • The combination of high volume, high sensitivity RNA and DNA analysis opens new, low cost, high efficiency solutions for conservation and regulatory compliance.