Launch of NanoSniffer

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  • April 10, 2021
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Launch of NanoSniffer

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Security; Sci & tech

In news

  • Union Education Minister launched NanoSniffer.
  • It is the world’s first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD).
  • Developed by: NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated startup 
  • Marketed by: Vehant Technologies, a spin-off from a former IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions.

Key takeaways

  • This home-grown Explosive trace detector device (ETD) – NanoSniffer can detect explosives in less than 10 seconds. 
  • It also identifies and categorizes explosives into different classes.
  • It detects all classes of military, conventional and homemade explosives. 
  • It gives visible & audible alerts with sunlight-readable color display.
  • NanoSniffer is a 100% Made in India product in terms of R&D and manufacturing. 
  • This affordable device will reduce India’s dependence on imported explosive trace detector devices.

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