Lab-on-a-Chip Technology
for Cannabis Growers

Lab-on-a-chip technology has been used reliably for over four decades to help
diabetics monitor their blood glucose levels.
Now Ekidna brings lab-on-a-chip to cannabis growers and manufacturers to
enable fast, accurate, and decentralized testing of cannabis samples for key
potency markers: THC, THCa, CBD, and CBDa.

The Perfect CBD and THC
Potency Testing Solution

No other solution offers such an optimal combination of benefits.
MethodSPEEDCapital costAccuracy
Ekidna 5 mins$3k90-98%
Lab/HPLC1-14 days$500k - $20M90-98%
Portable HPLC45 mins$30k+75-90%
Light Based Systems1-2 hours$35k+50-95%

Use Cases

Growing cannabis crops:

Cannabis product manufacturing:

Advantages for
Cannabis Growers

Fast

Within about five minutes, you can have an accurate readout on screen to help you make informed decisions about your product and your process. Accuracy details >

Highly Accurate

Ekidna is as accurate as a lab, with an error rate of +/- 1% by weight. It can currently be used for flower samples that range from 5–30% THC. Accuracy details >

Enables Decentralized Testing

If you’re a grower, you can test in the field as often as you like. If you’re a cannabis products producer, you can check every batch of product at every step of the process — no need to spend time and money sending samples to a lab. Accuracy details >

Easy to Use

Within about five minutes, you can have an accurate readout on screen to help you make informed decisions about your product and your process. Accuracy details >

Maintenance-Free

On-site labs aren’t just expensive to build, they’re expensive to staff and maintain. Ekidna is maintenance-free and will continuously deliver accurate results. Accuracy details >

A Reliable Part of
Your Supply Chain

Ekidna is manufactured almost entirely in Ontario, Canada. LD Tool and Die and Microart, our manufacturing partners, have reliably sourced all required parts and materials for both test kits and readers. Accuracy details >

Advantages for
Cannabis Growers

Fast

Within about five minutes, you can have an accurate readout on screen to help you make informed decisions about your product and your process.

Fast

Within about five minutes, you can have an accurate readout on screen to help you make informed decisions about your product and your process.
Accuracy details >

Highly Accurate

Ekidna is as accurate as a lab, with an error rate of +/- 1% by weight. It can currently be used for flower samples that range from 5–30% THC.

Highly Accurate

Ekidna is as accurate as a lab, with an error rate of +/- 1% by weight. It can currently be used for flower samples that range from 5–30% THC.
Accuracy details >

Enables Decentralized Testing

If you’re a grower, you can test in the field as often as you like. If you’re a cannabis products producer, you can check every batch of product at every step of the process — no need to spend time and money sending samples to a lab.

Enables Decentralized Testing

If you’re a grower, you can test in the field as often as you like. If you’re a cannabis products producer, you can check every batch of product at every step of the process — no need to spend time and money sending samples to a lab.
Accuracy details >

Easy to Use

No scientific expertise is needed to run a test. Anyone who can reliably follow a process can learn to do the test accurately in minutes.

Easy to Use

No scientific expertise is needed to run a test. Anyone who can reliably follow a process can learn to do the test accurately in minutes.
Accuracy details >

Maintenance-Free

On-site labs aren’t just expensive to build, they’re expensive to staff and maintain. Ekidna is maintenance-free and will continuously deliver accurate results.

Maintenance-Free

On-site labs aren’t just expensive to build, they’re expensive to staff and maintain. Ekidna is maintenance-free and will continuously deliver accurate results.
Accuracy details >

A Reliable Part of
Your Supply Chain

Ekidna is manufactured almost entirely in Ontario, Canada. LD Tool and Die and Microart, our manufacturing partners, have reliably sourced all required parts and materials for both test kits and readers.

A Reliable Part of
Your Supply Chain

Ekidna is manufactured almost entirely in Ontario, Canada. LD Tool and Die and Microart, our manufacturing partners, have reliably sourced all required parts and materials for both test kits and readers.
Accuracy details >

Easy to Use

No scientific expertise is needed to run a test. Anyone who can reliably follow a process can learn to do the test accurately in minutes.

Easy to Use

No scientific expertise is needed to run a test. Anyone who can reliably follow a process can learn to do the test accurately in minutes.
Accuracy details >

Maintenance-Free

On-site labs aren’t just expensive to build, they’re expensive to staff and maintain. Ekidna is maintenance-free and will continuously deliver accurate results.

Maintenance-Free

On-site labs aren’t just expensive to build, they’re expensive to staff and maintain. Ekidna is maintenance-free and will continuously deliver accurate results.
Accuracy details >

A Reliable Part of
Your Supply Chain

Ekidna is manufactured almost entirely in Ontario, Canada. LD Tool and Die and Microart, our manufacturing partners, have reliably sourced all required parts and materials for both test kits and readers.

A Reliable Part of
Your Supply Chain

Ekidna is manufactured almost entirely in Ontario, Canada. LD Tool and Die and Microart, our manufacturing partners, have reliably sourced all required parts and materials for both test kits and readers.
Accuracy details >

What Exactly is Ekidna?

The Ekidna test kit consists of a 2” x 2” x 5” electronic USB reader, a single-use
test kit with cap, and an app that runs on any Windows computer.

The test kit cap contains a chip that uses a patented electronic sensor to
provide accurate CBD and THC potency test results.

How It Works

It’s extremely easy to get accurate results every time. Here are the
steps for testing a dry flower sample:

01

Grind the sample

02

Weigh your sample

03

Put the sample in the test tube and cap it

04

Vortex the sample for about ten seconds

05

Click the test tube into the Ekidna reader

06

Click “Run Test” and see results in minutes
Some samples may be pre-ground, in which case you would simply weigh the sample and continue to step three.

Coming later in 2022, Ekidna will have the capability to test liquid samples. That process will be just as easy, involving
a syringe that you use to collect the sample. Once you inject the sample into the test tube, the process will be identical.

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Footnotes

1. While Ekidna is highly accurate in detecting cannabinoids, it does not detect other materials, and therefore can’t be
used to verify product safety for human consumption, and it is not a replacement for Health Canada mandated tests.