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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.

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The Perfect CBD and THC
Potency Testing Solution

No other solution offers such an optimal combination of benefits.

MethodSpeedCapital CostAccuracy
Ekidna5 mins$3k90-98%
Lab/HPLC1-14 days$500k - $20M90-98%
Portable HPLC~45 min$30k+75-90%
Light Based Systems1-2 hours$35k+50-95%

Use Cases

Growing cannabis crops:

  • Monitor and optimize your crop growth.
  • Time your harvest for maximum THC content and better prices.
  • Report THC and/or CBD levels to wholesalers earlier to ensure fast sales.
  • Ensure hemp crops do not contain too much THC.

Cannabis product manufacturing:

  • Test batches during different process steps.
  • Ensure product meets final spec early in the process¹.

Advantages for
Cannabis Growers

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.

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Fast

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The 4 Step Process

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

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Weigh, fill, and shake the sample — then wait 1 minute

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Vortex the sample for 10 seconds, wait 4 minutes

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Extract the liquid and transfer to test tube — use the pink cap

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Click tube into Ekidna reader & see results

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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