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Report: Accounting for Moisture Content in Fresh Cannabis

April 9, 2024

Traditional cannabis potency testing can result in a significant lag time between harvesting and knowledge of potency results, impeding the flow of production. The product must be harvested, dried, and cured over multiple days before it can be entered into sample queues at third-party testing facilities, which can take days or weeks to move through. […]

Sunrise Cannabis: An Ekidna Case Study

December 12, 2023

Traditional testing methodologies for cannabinoid potency can result in a significant lag time between harvesting and obtaining COA results. The flower needs to be dried and cured, followed by further delays from shipping and sample queue at testing facilities. These delays impede the beginning of the sales cycle, increase the potential for quality degradation in […]

Ekidna x Cropsify: Collaborating to Transform Cannabis Production Efficiency

September 14, 2023

Ekidna, a leading provider of on-site potency test systems, and Cropsify, a comprehensive all-in-one software solution, are excited to announce their integration aimed at simplifying cannabis production. By combining these cutting-edge technologies, we empower cannabis cultivators, extractors, and breeders to streamline their operations, improve decision-making, and maximize efficiency. Ekidna’s on-site potency test system offers licensed […]

Ekidna Graduates from the Creative Destruction Lab, University of Calgary’s Agriculture Stream

May 23, 2023

Ekidna, a sensor technology company for chemically complex manufacturers, is thrilled to announce their graduation from the 2022/2023 Agriculture Stream of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) program at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.  Ekidna uses sensor technology to deliver instantaneous insights at the point of production in an easy-to-use fashion, requiring no […]

Ekidna Sensing’s Success in ventureLAB’s First HCI Cohort

April 20, 2023

Ekidna’s CEO, Nic Boileau, spoke with ventureLAB to discuss Ekidna’s journey from a research project for medical diagnostic biosensors at the University of Ottawa into cannabinoid potency tests for the cannabis industry. As the cannabis industry grows, Ekidna is committed to providing innovative solutions to its challenges and aims to expand its lab-on-a-chip technology into other industries, […]

A Potency Testing Journey With Former Cannabis President Rob Jones

March 31, 2023

Where extractors are now, logistics, path planning and what you take with you. How do the costs and timelines of off-site potency testing affect extractors’ day-to-day operations — and the saleability of their final product? Do these delays and expenses create a ripple effect some LPs may not have considered?  We sat down with former […]

How Licensed Producers Extract More Value Through Potency Testing

March 24, 2023

Accurate real-time testing plays a broader role in extraction best practices than licensed producers may think. It eases key production challenges, informs improved processes and helps extractors tailor their products.  As of February, 2023, the cannabis industry is facing external financial challenges, and extractors are operating within tight profit margins. When dealing with external business […]

Extractors: It’s Time to Punch Up Your Profits

March 22, 2023

Last year, the federal government projected huge profits for the Canadian cannabis industry. Last Wednesday, five of its leading CEOs gathered at a Parliament press conference to highlight the challenges many LPs are facing.  The struggle continues for licensed providers to scale sustainably amid high government taxation and inflation. Executives making their pilgrimage to the […]

Purplefarm Genetics
An Ekidna Case Study

February 13, 2023

Purplefarm Genetics is a licensed producer of cannabis located in Ontario, Canada. They specialize in pheno hunting and supplying Canada’s recreational and medicinal markets. Their brand is built on quality and the pursuit of creating exciting new strains in the cannabis space.

Canada’s Cannabis Act Amendment Forever Changes the Beverage Industry

February 7, 2023

Canada, the progressive cannabis country, ushered in amendments to their Cannabis Act that promote more testing and finally give cannabis beverages a chance to compete in the beverage space. As of December 2, 2022, Canadian adults who previously were only allowed to possess a maximum of 6 355ml cans will see that number rise to […]

The Importance of Accuracy in Cannabis Potency Testing

February 3, 2023

As the saying goes, “numbers don’t lie.” In the cannabis industry, that’s not always the case. Because wholesalers and distributors peg crop prices to THC and CBD percentages, a potency “arms race” has developed. Some growers are reporting THC percentages in the 30% and 40% range — and beyond. There’s incredible incentive to “lab shop” […]

Ekidna Wins the Next Big Thing at Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs)

December 20, 2022

The Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) is an annual award ceremony and gala that celebrates Ottawa’s history of innovative, ethical and profitable business and recognizes its entrepreneurial spirit.