Sparks Company Develops ‘Digital Scent’ – by KTVN Channel 2 News
Northern Nevada continues to grow as a technology hub, with high-tech manufacturing coming to the area and more engineering courses to help train people for the workforce. One of those companies is NevadaNano. The Sparks business is developing a “digital scent” device with their gas detecting sensor that can detect hazardous materials in the air that could be explosive, toxic or could cause cancer. Digital Scent connects to the internet and is used to detect and measure gases.
“A device that can be put almost anywhere in the world, connect to the internet and it can tell you what’s going on with the air that you breathe or the environment that you’re working in,” Mark Brandemuehl, Senior VP Sales and Marketing for NevadaNano said.
The technology was developed and licensed at the University of Nevada, Reno. Jesse Adams is a NevadaNano co-founder who led the University-based research. About 40 people work for the company and 12 of its 20 engineers are graduates of UNR.