AquaGen : a platform for the future of environmental impact assessment Nov 27, 2019 | Uncategorized ID-Gene brings to market AquaGen, a cutting-edge web-based platform for environmental impact assessment. AquaGen combines environmental genomics & machine learning technologies to predict the quality status of aquatic ecosystems, based on the DNA detection of bioindicator species. ID-Gene operates in the international water quality monitoring market, estimated to reach a potential value of €4 billion by 2025. The company has established its reputation by cutting costs by approximately 30%, compared to today’ microscopic analysis and reducing analysis time from 3-6 months to just 2 weeks. AquaGen represents a major leap forward, by providing a fully automatized AI workflow for the processing of eDNA (environmental DNA) data, its consolidated storage and its analysis for a contextual eDNA- assessment. We envision AquaGen becoming a reference in the growing market of eDNA-diagnostics. Funded as a spin-off of the University of Geneva, ID-Gene services are certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for the environmental impact assessment of salmon farms. The company developed & led the €1.3 million SYNAQUA project for the development of eco-genomic tools & is involved in international projects enforcing environmental genomics for biodiversity monitoring. ID-Gene is also involved in the DNAqua.net COST action, being considered an expert in the field of eDNA for water quality monitoring. ID-Gene possesses a state-of-the-art laboratory, controlling all steps of the analysis, from eDNA sampling to high-throughput sequencing & sequencing data analysis with well-established and customs tools. This project Nr. 886209 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant No 886209.