‘Nishank’ launches Explosive Trace Detector ‘NanoSniffer’

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches NanoSniffer in New Delhi on Friday. (PIB)

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Friday launched NanoSniffer, the world’s first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated startup.

NanoSniffer has been marketed by Vehant Technologies, a spin-off from a former IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions.

Pokhriyal said that NanoSniffer, developed by NanoSniff Technologies, is a step towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a self-reliant India.

NanoSniffer is a 100% Made in India product in terms of research, development & manufacturing. The core technology of NanoSniffer is protected by patents in the U.S. & Europe.

The Minister further said that this affordable device will reduce our dependency on imported explosive trace detector devices.

It will also encourage other institutions, startups and medium-scale industries to research & develop products indigenously. It’s a perfect example of lab to market product, he added.

The Minister appreciated that NanoSniffer can detect explosives in less than 10 seconds and it also identifies and categorizes explosives into different classes.

It detects all classes of military, conventional and homemade explosives. NanoSniffer gives visible & audible alerts with sunlight-readable color display, he added

Director, IIT Delhi, V. Ramgopal Rao, and senior officials of the Ministry were present on the occasion. (PR)

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