RingIR, Inc. (DBA Agnoscis Molecular) was founded in 2013 by Charles Harb, PhD in Canberra, Australia and in 2016 established a base in Albuquerque, NM.
Agnoscis Molecular has developed advanced spectroscopic technology that in seconds detects Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in breath, sweat, or urine with a sensitivity that is 1,000,000 times more sensitive than standard (absorption) spectroscopy.
Agnoscis Molecular’s technology is a proprietary spectroscopic technique called real time cavity ring down spectroscopy (rtCRDS). A key component is a Quantum Cascade Mid IR Laser. Within 10 seconds, this extremely sensitive technology can detect compounds within 100 parts/trillion. It can also detect more than 100 different VOCs at once.
PEACE OF MIND AND PREPAREDNESS Bad information is worse than no information.
Precise molecule identification Unique molecular fingerprint identification means you know what you are dealing with.
In-situ operation and rapid feedback Be proactive instead of reactive with the information you need to make critical decisions.
Central control and monitoring Odin uses modern IOT and AI to enable site-wide overview from a central location.
In February 2022, KD Market Insights reported that globally, the CEA market is projected to increase from more than $74 billion in 2020 to an estimated more than $172 billion in 2025. In May 2022, Precedence Research reported that globally, the superfoods market is projected to increase from US$ 161.11 billion reached in 2021 to an expected estimated US$ 246.2 billion by 2030.
Many superfoods and high value crops lend themselves to indoor environments such as Greenhouse Hydroponics, CEA Aquaponics, CEA Container Farming, and CEA Hydroponics. Even under controlled environment conditions however, growers have challenges achieving high yields, quality, and consistency for virtually any crop, and the various forms of CEA systems create new scenarios where pests and disease can thrive. As farmers battle these new challenges, high tech solutions have risen to monitor and control humidity, air flow, temperature, and lighting in hopes of preventing threats to successful crop production. Yet, no environment, is 100% protected.
Farmers must keep close watch over their crops so that pest and disease issues can be identified and managed early. It is vital to understand the local environment surrounding each plant, i.e., the “microenvironment” of the plant.
Agnoscis Molecular’s technology is ideally suited to monitor the “microenvironment” next to the growing leaves, measuring the presence of elements of concern. Harvested crops can be tested to ensure freshness and quality to meet internal specifications and to be released for additional production or packaging.
We are currently piloting growth monitoring to selected cannabis producers who strive to optimize the yields of their frequent harvests. Producers can use an AG-2000 on site to assay the air around the plant—without disruption to the growing plant—to measure THC, CBD, and potentially other parameters as well. Our cloud-based technicians will interpret the transmitted sample data and report results back to the producer in the same day.
Cannabis plants are extremely valuable. Frequent monitoring of process parameters once or twice a day is critical. Agnoscis Molecular has the only technology that can quickly and accurately quantify THC (and associated cannabinoids) without destroying the plant. After harvest and/or production, pre-batch release testing can be performed to ensure all quality standards have been met prior to delivery to a Certified Lab for COA.
Tom has extensive expertise and experience in technology, entrepreneurship, investment, strategic alliances, and government policy. From 2008-2021 Tom Brennan was a Venture Partner at ARCH. He has published more than 120 articles and holds twelve patents issued and pending.
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