About Us

Aquagenx portable water quality test kits are designed for field testing in low resource areas without labs and electricity.

Our test kits are easy for anyone to use with little training. They detect potential health risks in drinking water sources, surface waters and wastewater.

Aquagenx water quality test kits use lightweight, minimal components that are easy to use and transport in the field, including rural and remote areas. Color-match test results are easy to identify.

Since 2013, we have shipped our products throughout the world. Our water quality test kits are used for an expansive array of testing applications in a variety of settings and locations.

Dr. Mark D. Sobsey, Chief Science Officer and co-founder at Aquagenx, invented the Aquagenx® Compartment Bag Test (CBT). He is an international authority in environmental health microbiology and virology and in water, sanitation and hygiene. Dr. Sobsey was Kenan Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he taught from 1974-2018. He currently serves on a number of global committees and working groups in water, sanitation and hygiene.

Dr. Mark D. Sobsey

Honors & Awards

U.S. EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet Grant 2016
U.S. Water Partnership Exemplary U.S. Water Technology 2014
USAID Pioneers Prize Honorable Mention 2013
USAID Innovation Catalog 2013
Gillings School of Global Public Health Carolina Challenge Award 2013
LAUNCH Water Innovation Prize 2010