Aquatic Informatics, Inc.

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Aquatic Informatics, Inc.
Type Incorporated
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 2400 – 1111 West Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Number of locations 3
Area served Worldwide
Parent Danaher Corporation

Aquatic Informatics, Inc. develops and distributes laboratory informatics water data management and analysis software solutions. It also provides support to various Hach Company software solutions as part of Danaher Corporation's Water Quality Platform.[1]


The company was formally founded in 2003 by biologist Edward Quilty.[2][3]

In 2015, the company was ranked 38 among Deloitte’s fastest growing companies in Canada.[4] The company itself stated revenues growth by 30 percent and a doubling of the company’s size to 80 people.[3]

In November 2015, the company announced the transition of its AQUARIUS platform to hosted via the software as a service (SaaS) distribution model.[5] In April 2016, the company announced an expansion of its AQUARIUS suite with the addition of its SaaS-based sample management add-on.[6]

In July 2020, the Danaher Corporation announced it had acquired Aquatic Informatics and integrated it into it's Water Quality Platform with Hach Company and its offerings.[7][8]

In March 2021, Aquatic Informatics announced it had acquired Sedaru, Inc. and would be including its offerings in the Water Quality Platform.[9]

In August 2022, Aquatic Informatics and Hach announced a partnered data management effort in Rio, a "cloud-based compliance and operations data management solutions for water and wastewater utilities."[10]

On September 14, 2022, Danaher announced its intention to "separate its Environmental & Applied Solutions segment to create an independent, publicly traded company." The company added: "The new company will be comprised of Danaher's Water Quality and Product Identification businesses and will be referred to as 'EAS' until it is named at a later date. The transaction is intended to be tax-free to Danaher shareholders and expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023."[11] It remains to be seen how this will affect Hach, Aquatic Informatics, and other Danaher subsidiaries.

Technology and products


The AQUARIUS software suite is a collection of data management applications designed to manage water resource information.[12] The suite includes many functions found in a laboratory information management system (LIMS), including sample management and tracking, QA/QC, data processing and analysis, workflow management, third-party portal, instrument interfacing, and reporting.[13]


Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[14]
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[14]
Data and trend analysis?Y[14]
Data and equipment sharing?Y[14]
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[15]
QA / QC functions?Y[14]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[14]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?Y[14]
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[15]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[14]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?Y[15]
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[15]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
engineering, environmental, geology and mining, power and utility


Demonstration videos and other media

The following demonstration videos exist for AQUARIUS:

Additional information


  1. "Claros Data Management Solutions". Hach Company. Retrieved 05 October 2022. 
  2. "Aquatic Informatics Inc.". Canadian Company Capabilities. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.;jsessionid=0001fzvBuYjRnG3DfIFeCQx5LRM:-44DMJN?lang=eng&prtl=1&sbPrtl=&estblmntNo=234567067899&profile=cmpltPrfl&profileId=2059&app=sold&searchNav=F. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jermyn, D. (9 March 2015). "Scientist turned entrepreneur shares his three secrets to success". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  4. "Deloitte announces Technology Fast 50 winners". BetaKit. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  5. Dawes, T. (18 November 2015). "Vancouver’s Aquatic Informatics moves from fixed to managed services with AQUARIUS Cloud". Cantech Letter. Cantech Communications. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  6. "Aquatic Informatics Announces AQUARIUS Samples -- A New Modern SaaS Solution That Streamlines Grab Sample Data Management". Market Wired. Nasdaq, Inc. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  7. Scott, J. (17 July 2020). "Vancouver’s Aquatic Informatics Acquired by Danaher’s Water Quality Platform". Betakit. Retrieved 05 October 2022. 
  8. "Aquatic Informatics Joins Danaher’s Water Quality Platform". Hach Company. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 05 October 2022. 
  9. Aquatic Informatics, Inc (17 March 2021). "Sedaru Acquired by Aquatic Informatics, Joins Danaher's Water Quality Platform". Retrieved 05 October 2022. 
  10. Aquatic Informatics, Inc (23 August 2022). "Aquatic Informatics in Partnership with Hach Launches Rio". PR Newswire. Retrieved 05 October 2022. 
  11. Danaher Corporation (14 September 2022). "Danaher Announces Intention to Separate Environmental & Applied Solutions Segment to Create an Independent, Publicly Traded Company". PR Newswire. Retrieved 05 October 2022. 
  12. "Water Data Management Software". Aquatic Informatics, Inc. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  13. "Why Aquatic Informatics?". Aquatic Informatics, Inc. Retrieved 11 October 2019. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 "AQUARIUS". Aquatic Informatics, Inc. Retrieved 01 October 2022. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "Modern Software for Insight into Your Water Data" (PDF). Aquatic Informatics, Inc. 2017. Retrieved 01 October 2022.