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NanoSniffer: Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector

The Union Education Minister recently launched the world’s first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector called the “NanoSniffer”. About NanoSniffer The NanoSniffer was developed by an IIT Bombay incubated startup called NanoSniff Technologies. It is marketed by the IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions. The NanoSniffer can detect explosives in less than ten seconds. It can ..

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Robots made from stem cells of frogs

The scientists have used the stem cells of frogs to create a new living robot. These robots have been named Xenobots. About Xenobots Xenobots are capable of healing themselves. They can record memories. Xenobots are made from frog cells. They have been named after the Xenopus laevis frog that supplied its cells to create the ..

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GoI releases guidelines for evaluation of nano-based Agricultural input

On July 7, 2020, the Government of India released guidelines to evaluate nano-based agriculture input and food products in the country. The guidelines were released by Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar. Highlights The guidelines were prepared by Ministry of Science and Technology, FSSAI (Food ..

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INST synthesizes Compound to lower the spread of Cancer cells

The researchers at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology at Mohali have developed a hybrid compound to slow down the spread of cancer cells Highlights The compound developed will open new avenues for anti-tumour applications. The solid compound developed is an inorganic salt of phophomolybdic acid. The compound belongs to Polyoxymetalates. The family of ..

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INST develops Nanotechnology based antiepileptic drug Rufinamide

The Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) operating under Department of Science and Technology has developed a nano-technology based low cost antiepileptic drug Rufinamide. Highlights The drug developed is a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Several nanotechnology initiatives are being increased under the programme. The GoI allocated Rs 20,000 lakh crores for the ..

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