Case Study: PathogenDX

About PathogenDX

PathogenDx has revolutionized the cannabis, botanicals, and agriculture industries by providing a simple, powerful, and inexpensive way for businesses to utilize DNA-based pathogen testing.

Retrieving and Analyzing Critical Information Faster Than Ever Before

Launch Consulting and Google Cloud Accelerate DNA-Based Pathogen Testing.

Automating the data intake, processing, and distribution of agricultural sample information ensures the safety of crops from debilitating diseases or other harmful pathogens.

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.

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The lengthy process of trying to upload data in the field, process it, and then distribute reports was very time-consuming. But with the Launch Consulting solution, we’ve saved ourselves time and made it easier for our customers.

Executive & Co-Founder | PathogenDX

Project Requirements

• Enable remote field workers to upload agricultural sample data from mobile devices for analysis
• Faster analysis of crop sample for pathogens
• Secure distribution of pathogen analysis reports
• Streamlined reports of complex analysis to identify emerging trends across crops samples

Launch’s Solution

Using Google Cloud Platform, Launch Consulting built an online portal that allows for the mobile upload of crop samples to be analyzed in the cloud and the secure distribution and sharing of optimized reports to help identify developing pathogenic trends.

Project Results

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Detection turn-around time improved by 400%.

Value-added streamlined reports to spot trends ahead of time.

Online portal developed for sample data upload and report distribution.

Analysis performed on Google Cloud Platform for increased speed and accuracy.

Real-Life Outcomes

Launch Consulting has helped PathogenDx improve their detection turn-around time by 400% while allowing growers, seed suppliers, and others secure online access to reports via a custom-designed portal. Now, data gathered in the field can be uploaded via mobile devices while analysis that used to take days now takes hours thanks to Google’s powerful cloud platform. Reports now offer a more complete, holistic view in relationship to other samples in an easy-to-understand format that’s both secure and simple.

About PathogenDX:

PathogenDx has revolutionized the cannabis, botanicals, and agriculture industries by providing a simple, powerful, and inexpensive way for businesses to utilize DNA-based pathogen testing.

About Launch Consulting:

Launch Consulting is a leading North American technology consulting and multi-platform design firm that blends its business and industry insight to deliver unmatched results through a devoted, highly skilled and solution-oriented team. Our expertise related to creative design, user experience, and technical knowledge solves our clients’ most complex business problems, including offering business and cloud services to enterprise customers.

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