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Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launches NanoSniffer

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launches NanoSniffer

NanoSniffer has partnered with Vehant Technologies, a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning- based physical security, surveillance and traffic monitoring and junction enforcement solutions.

Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched NanoSniffer, a Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated startup. NanoSniffer has been marketed by Vehant Technologies, a company that was incubated at IIT Delhi as a startup in 2005. 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 US and Europe.

Given the constant threats, which our nation faces due to geo-political realities, explosives and contraband detection has become a norm at high security locations like airports, railways and metro stations, hotels, malls and other public places. Check points at such locations are incorporating advanced detection equipment for rapid scanning of people and baggage. Almost all of these products for explosive detection are imported at a high cost leading to the loss of valuable foreign exchange by the country. NanoSniffer is a perfect substitute for such products.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Education Minister said, “NanoSniffer, developed by NanoSniff Technologies, 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 and manufacturing. The core technology of NanoSniffer is protected by patents in the US and 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 and develop products indigenously. It’s a perfect example of lab to market product.”

The minister appreciated that this home-grown 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 provides trace detection of nano-gram quantity of explosives and delivers result in seconds. It can accurately detect a wide range of military, commercial and homemade explosives threats. Further analysis of

the algorithms also helps in categorization of explosives into the appropriate class. With local manufacturing, including its MEMS sensor, it will save a lot of import cost for the country. NanoSniffer has successfully passed Pune based DRDO’s High Energy Materials Research Laboratory’s (HEMRL) testing and has also been tested by the country’s elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG).

Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi and Chairman, NanoSniff Technologies said, “NanoSniffer’s launch is a step towards achieving the government’s dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat. With the development of this product, IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi along with their offshoot companies are making a sincere effort to boost the nation’s security with highly reliable and affordable indigenous products.”

Kapil Bardeja, CEO of Vehant Technologies and Director, NanoSniff technologies said, “Industry academia collaboration is the mantra for all us Indian companies to effectively develop, manufacture and market products in the deep-tech domain. We are excited and proud to partner with NanoSniff for taking this innovation to the India market. Vehant Technologies with its experienced sales & service team will maximize the reach of the product in shortest possible time to the relevant high security locations.”

For more info visit:
www.vehant.com

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