Nordetect’s ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ designed to improve agricultural practices
Via the Rochester Business Journal
May 6, 2020
Nordetect, a chemical analytics company based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, is another optics/photonics startup in Luminate NY’s third cohort.
The company’s mission is to bring lab-grade testing to aid farm managers and agronomists by optimizing the use of additives like fertilizer to move toward a data-driven, adaptive farm practice. Nordetect’s biochemical analysis instruments measure the levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in soil, groundwater, hydroponics and aquaponics samples. The company combines GPS-enabled soil sampling and “Lab-on-a-Chip” technology to provide a quick assessment of key nutrients in soil to give farmers fertilizer recommendations on an acre-by-acre basis.
Keenan Pinto, CEO of Nordetect, and his team make in-field chemical analysis fast and affordable with a simple system to improve agriculture safety. Nordetect’s one-click device and test kits are easy to integrate into current farm management software, giving farmers a complete overview of fertility levels.