As Aequors' CEO, I bring 30 years' experience in international finance and business. I was featured in Business Week as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in '86 for developing a pre-Internet trading system. For 14 years in the Foreign Service, I covered economic, commercial, and environmental affairs.
Academically, I have a Ph.D. and a J.D. (specialized in international trade law). When Aequor's Founder discovered 17 novel marine microbes that produce remarkable new "green" antifouling and antibiofilm chemicals in '02, I realized their importance to substitute industrial biocides that are polluting our health and provide cost-effective treatments that impede hospital-acquired and other chronic infections. I raised family money for patenting, incorporating Aequor in Delaware in '06, building a Board of Advisors and Scientific Advisors, setting up a lab for the Founder, negotiating work-for-hire contracts with world-class chemistry labs, and developing due diligence and presentation materials for investors. Aequor has executed contracts for proof-of-concept testing with international antifouling marine paint and water engineering companies but needs funds for EPA registrations prior to commercialization in those markets. Our first target market is Consumer sector.