Orbis technology was developed at the University of Auckland.
Orbis is a precision agriculture business using microfluidic technology to measure key variables in milk. This provides dairy farmers with actionable data on animal health, reproductive status and productivity for every cow at every milking.
Orbis Diagnostics is developing in-line milking measurement for protein, fat, somatic cell and progesterone.
Dairy farmers need to determine ratios and concentration of milk solids (protein and fat) for which they are paid, detect early signs of bovine mastitis through somatic cell counts; and improve reproduction through progesterone monitoring.