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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Innovating with sensors at your fingertips for the cannabis industry

December 2, 2022

Three years ago, while Nic Boileau was conducting research on biosensors as a PhD candidate, he got the idea for Ekidna. He started the company with a team of professors and PhD researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Science at uOttawa in 2019. After leading his company to success, Nic reflects on the resources that he leveraged to start Ekidna as a student.

Ekidna Sensing Accepted into First VentureLAB HCI Cohort

January 30, 2020

We are proud to announce our participation in the first VentureLAB HCI cohort. This program is Canada’s first and only semiconductor focused hardware incubator, and has $13 million in joint funding from the federal government and industry technology leaders.

Ekidna on CTV Morning Live

November 12, 2019

CTV Morning Live: Our founders visited the CTV set and discussed the cannabis industry, how the Ekidna test works, and the research that started us off.

University of Ottawa Developing Device to Measure THC to CBD Ratio to Help Crops and Cops

October 22, 2019

From the GrowthOP: The cannabis industry may soon undergo a seismic shift that will lie in the hands of growers. Researchers from the University of Ottawa are working on a hand-held tool that measures the ratio of THC to CBD in cannabis crops.

University of Ottawa Develops Palm-Sized Cannabis Analysis Tool

October 20, 2019

From Researchers from the university developed a tool that measures the ratio of the two major pharmacological components of cannabis: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The low-cost, miniaturized device is also equipped with technology to help…

Made-in-Ottawa Device Puts Testing in the Hands of Pot Producers

October 19, 2019

From CBC News: Researchers at the University of Ottawa are developing a hand-held device they hope will revolutionize cannabis production by giving growers the ability to test the ratio of THC to CBD in their plants.