eDNAtec Inc. is a St. John’s NL Canada-based environmental genomics company.
We are commercializing cutting-edge genomics technologies to support new, world-leading environmental assessment and monitoring programs, commonly used in marine-based energy, shipping, fisheries and aquaculture industries.
eDNAtec Inc. and its partners have established the Centre for Environmental Genomics Applications(CEGA) in St. John’s, NL, to advance environmental genomics technologies for real-world applications. CEGA is a unique world-class R&D centre dedicated to environmental genomics and linked to a large network of international researchers and environmental managers from academia, industry and regulators.
Understanding Marine Biodiversity
Oceans represent 75% of the Earth’s surface and are critical to our planet’s well-being and socio-economic endeavours. Understanding marine biodiversity is paramount to environmental stewardship and the sustainability of ocean-related activities. However, obtaining biological data at a spatiotemporal scale suitable for the ocean environment—especially in challenging settings like the North Atlantic—is not feasible using conventional methodologies.
Genomics has revolutionized the biological sciences by bringing high resolution data to the various levels of biological organization: from genomes to species to entire ecosystems.
Environmental DNA Business Intelligence™
eDNAtec generates and interprets environmental DNA data to yield unique Business Intelligence to reduce operating costs, improve safety, deliver faster information and optimize environmental stewardship decision-making.
We foresee the incorporation of environmental genomics tools as part of environmental impact assessment projects, as well as additional environmental stewardship and social responsibility activities by ocean stakeholders. The capacity, tools and data generated are positioning CEGA and Atlantic Canada as a go-to place for environmental genomics analysis with a global market from various ocean related industries including energy, shipping, fisheries and aquaculture.
eDNAtec’s Mission is to enable visionary customers to achieve both environmental stewardship and increased profitability – the two are not mutually exclusive.
Stewardship is an obligation to carefully manage something that belongs to others. Environmental Stewards must not only make proper use of our shared ocean environment, but they must also leave it in a better state for future generations.
Environmental Stewardship is good for business. By making it core to their business strategy, ocean stakeholders can drive innovation and loyalty from their customers, employees, investors, suppliers and communities.