2018 visionary winner: FREDsense Technologies

Our innovation is: 

“simple, accurate, fast”

— David Lloyd, CEO and Co-Founder, FREDsense Technologie

FREDsense Technologies

Finalist category:
The visionary

Mining and utilities


What problem is the innovation trying to solve?

“Do you know what's in your water? Chemical analysis takes days to get results and field kits are often inaccurate. During this waiting period, operators can't make decisions about their treatment, making it difficult to optimize their process.”

— David Lloyd, CEO and Co-Founder, FREDsense Technologies

The innovation:

“The Field Ready Electrochemical Detector (FRED) is a portable and incredibly simple to use water chemistry kit. Data can be obtained in less than an hour from a simple cartridge system that anyone can use. Driven by synthetic biology, FRED uses bacteria to sense chemicals in the environment.”

— David Lloyd, CEO and Co-Founder, FREDsense Technologies
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