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Aquila Diagnostic Systems Inc.

Aquila takes gold standard tests for genetic markers out of central labs to the feedlot to improve livestock health and productivity.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded April 2009
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Aquila Diagnostic Systems is an early stage life sciences company focused on point-of-care testing for the livestock industry. Aquila is developing the Domino, a portable diagnostic platform that performs low cost and high speed multi-parameter testing without the need for highly-skilled operators. The system can change the management of feedlots and veterinary practice by allowing same visit diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases.


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    David Alton

    David Alton (MBA) co-founder and CEO: David has extensive experience with start-up technology companies and micro and nanotechnology. He has been the co-founder of five University of Alberta start-up spin off companies over the last 10 years. Prior to Aquila, David worked as a management consultant, managed research programs at the UofA and worked for various government agencies.

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    Jason Acker

    Dr. Jason Acker (PhD,MBA) co-founder and CTO: Jason brings more than 12 years of management experience having worked on technology evaluation and process improvement projects with multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Canada, US, UK and Singapore. As a medical researcher at Harvard Medical School and at the University of Alberta, Jason managed research teams engaged in cutting-edge research and technology development.


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    Alan Farmer, Reynolds, Mirth, Richards and Farmer LLP
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    Allen Lee, Doyle and Company

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