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June 2021
Headquarters 06560 Valbonne, France

PANDa - A portable and automated laboratory for in-situ heavy metal detection in water

PANDa is a miniaturised, portable and automated laboratory for in-situ detection of the most harmful and common heavy metals in water, addressing ecological and economical issues at the same time. It is easy to use and provides reliable real-time results for rapid decision-making. PANDa has been designed to completely replace expensive and time-consuming analytical technologies. Miniature systems, called Lab-on-a-Chip, are used in medical diagnostics for many years. Klearia has developed PANDa based on this Lab-on-a-Chip technology. The innovation was to develop such miniature laboratories with reusable materials (previous examples are disposable) thus responding to the recurrent needs of on-site and real-time water analysis in industry.

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Key features

  • Allows real time analysis: 2 hours compared to few days to few weeks with conventional laboratory analysis
  • Everyone can performed analytical mesurements of heavy metals using PANDa: no need to have a laboratory environment or analytical skills
  • Lifespan of treatment solution increased by 15%
  • 20 times reduction of chemical reactants to analyse micropollutants


  • Pay back in 1 year thanks to savings on process
  • 15% savings on treatment costs

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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