Ramesh Pokhriyal launches NanoSniffer, a microsensor based explosive trace detector

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Friday launched NanoSniffer, the world’s first Microsensor-based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD).

The Nanosniffer has been developed by NanoSniff Technologies which is an IIT Bombay incubated startup. It is being marketed by Vehant Technologies, a spin-off from a former IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pokhriyal said that NanoSniffer is a step towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a self-reliant India. NanoSniffer is a 100 per cent 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. Mr. Pokhriyal added that it will also encourage other institutions, startups and medium-scale industries to research & develop products indigenously. 

The completely indigenous Explosive trace detector device (ETD) – 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 s with sunlight-readable color display.

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


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