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Global Oasis Technologies

We combine all water quality testing into a single system that can act as a leapfrog technology for high-growth newly-industrialized markets

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Durham, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Burgeoning populations and global urbanization are driving increasing demand for safe, centralized water supplies, but the variety of key pollutants requires quality to be monitored using a vast array of tools—a costly and labor intensive endeavor. Global Oasis Technologies addresses the issue by combining microbial bioindicators with advances in DNA diagnostics, enabling rapid and comprehensive water quality assessment on a single platform.


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    Gary T. Olsen
    President and CEO

    Mr. Olsen is a life science executive and strategic consultant with a career that has grown out of R&D at Clinical Micro Sensors, Motorola, and Osmetech. He has been responsible for multi-million dollar budgets leading to the launch of award-winning in vitro diagnostic systems and is an inventor on patents covering signal processing, microfluidics, and DNA hybridization arrays. He holds degrees in chemistry from Caltech and UC Berkeley.

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    Parke A. Rublee
    Chief Science Officer

    Dr. Rublee is a Professor of Biology with UNC Greensboro whose research uses molecular tools to address ecological questions in aquatic microbial ecology. An inventor of the company’s founding technologies, he earned his PhD at NC State University, has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Miami and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and was elected to be a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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    Tracy Jackson
    Vice President of Finance and Administration

    Ms. Jackson is a finance executive whose efforts have focused on early-stage technology, life science, and medical device ventures. She has been full-time and part-time CFO for several firms, including mobile technology company AFK Interactive where she was part of the founding team and integral to strategic planning, operational planning, and the securing of seed funding. She holds a BBA in Accounting from James Madison University.


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    Kenneth E. Eheman, Jr., Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
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    Rankin McKenzie LLC

Previous Investors

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    Dr. Parke A. Rublee
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    Dr. Vincent C. Henrich