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Founded by Edward Richards in 2014, HQES is dedicated to the highest levels of scientific ethics and excellence. Edward has over 12 years experience in startups and large corporations.  His deep understanding of the agricultural biotechnology space allows HQES to shave years to decades off of complex technical projects.

HQES is located in Research Triangle Park, NC, a hotbed of life science & biotechnology research and innovation.

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Specializing in:

Agricultural entomology

Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)

Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera)

Southern corn rootworm (D. undecimpunctata)

Corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea)

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis)

Sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis)

Western bean cutworm (Striacosta albicosta)

Tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta)

Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys)

Southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula)

Aphid (Aphis glycines, Myzus persicae)

Medical/veterinary entomology

House flies (Musca domestica)

Mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus)

Biological control organisms

Entomophagy- Insects as food



Product concept design

Bioassay development & screening

Active ingredient screening

Microbial screening

Artificial diet development

Rearing system design & training

Backup colony rearing

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