Development and Expansion.
EcoArray's strategy is to be the dominant source of genetic information on fish and the leading analyst of genomics technology to environmental toxicology. Our business model is expandable to include other species and many environmental pollutants. We are developing a proprietary database to make a number of related products including environmental testing gene arrays, contract analysis, laboratory test kits, and associated products. Our continuing research will add to our database of genetic data on fish, which we believe will be valuable for other applications, such as human toxicology testing.
EcoArray's technology is based on the work done originally at the protein core laboratory at the University of Florida. In November 2005, we introduced a 2,000 gene fathead minnow microarray that is the result of a collaboration (CRADA) with the EPA. In August 2006, we began offering a much larger fathead minnow array (22K genes). Now, in 2008, we have high-density microarrays for fathead minnow, bass, and Daphnia magna; as well as services for environmental toxicology.