On April 9, 2021, Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched ‘NanoSniffer’ – World’s 1st Microsensor (or MEMS, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated Startup.
- The ETD is capable of detecting explosives in less than 10 seconds, it can also identify and categorize explosives into different classes.
- It can detect all classes of military, conventional and homemade explosives.
- It is being marketed by Vehant Technologies, a spin-off from a former IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions.
- The ETD is 100% Made in India (in terms of research, development & manufacturing) and is a step towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’.
- NanoSniffer successfully passed Pune based DRDO’s (Defence Research & Development Organisation) High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) testing and has passed the test conducted by India’s elite Counter-Terror Force National Security Guard (NSG).
- The ETD device is expected to reduce the dependency on imported explosive trace detector devices.
- NanoSniff Technologies partnered with Vehant Technologies, an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning-based Physical Security, Surveillance and Traffic Monitoring & Junction Enforcement Solutions for the development of the device.
- It will also encourage other institutions, startups & medium-scale industries to research & develop products indigenously.
- The Core technology of NanoSniffer is protected by patents in the US & Europe.
- The NanoSniffer gives visible & audible alerts with its sunlight-readable colour display.
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About NanoSniff Technologies:
Chairman – Professor V. Ramgopal Rao
Location – Mumbai, Maharashtra