Because bacteria, viruses, molds, or other harmful elements can entirely wipe out a cannabis crop and pose human health hazards—testing for pathogens is critical to keeping humans and harvests healthy and companies proﬁtable. PathogenDx specializes in DNA-based pathogen testing for the cannabis, botanical, and agricultural industry. While testing is critical to crop success and human safety, the process of gathering data for analysis and then reporting back to growers, seed suppliers, and inspectors was lengthy and complex. PathogenDx needed a way to accelerate the analysis process while making it easier for both ﬁeld agents and clients to access the data.
The Human Approach:
Launch Consulting looked at the pathogen analysis process from start to ﬁnish and discovered that the solution, while thorough, was not scalable or intuitively easy to use. Field agents and growers often had varying methods of uploading sample data to the on-premises analysis engine resulting in delays. Reports were often complex and didn’t give growers the ability to identify trends ahead of time and were shared via a third-party ﬁle sharing solution. Launch Consulting realized there was a more intuitive, human way to streamline the entire process for better results.
A Future-Proof Holistic View
Using Google Cloud Platform, Launch Consulting built an online portal for PathogenDx that allows secure ways for ﬁeld agents, growers, seed suppliers, and others to access both the analysis engine and generated reports—allowing a more holistic view of the testing results in relation to other samples.