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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, […]

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.

Les Secrets du Cannabis en Quelques Secondes

October 17, 2019

Le Droit: Des chercheurs de l’Université d’Ottawa ont mis au point une technologie miniaturisée pour permettre aux producteurs de cannabis de détecter et d’analyser en quelques secondes les concentrations des deux principaux composants pharmacologiques du cannabis, soit le THC,…