Mitigation of Biofouling Invasive Species and Protection of Endangered Species
EQO has developed an automated species detection platform technology that allows early detection and population activity analysis.
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Our initial target market. Zebra mussels are an invasive species that cause billions of dollars in damage to infrastructure and the environment every year in the U.S. alone. These little guys grow exponentially, completely alter the ecosystem they live in, are a human health hazard, clog pipes, decrease turbine efficiency, and threaten cooling systems at power plants.
A single use sampler kit. This provides the same information as the automated sampler, but is more affordable and appropriate for clients that just need to take a few samples, rather than continuous monitoring.
An automated biological sampler. This first of its kind sampler allows for the collection, concentration, and preservation of biological material, which is subsequently probed for DNA content and gene expression analysis to quantify species specific live vs. dead, stress response, predict spawning, etc. This information allows for prevention of invasive species infestation, efficient mitigation of infestation, or tracking endangered species for regulatory compliance and conservation.
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EQO helps water resources control aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels, by applying state-of-the-art genetic technology to environmental problems. EQO was founded to create sustainability by improving, protecting, and restoring biointegrity and biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems. Likewise, EQO recognizes that diversity and inclusion are vital to the creation of a sustainable and efficient ecosystem at the office and in the lab.
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