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SPARKS, Nev. — Since spinning out of the University of Nevada, Reno as a startup in 2004, NevadaNano has come a long way.

The Sparks-based tech firm, which develops digital-based vapor detection sensors, has raised nearly $29 million in funding, been granted more than two dozen patents, and two years ago brought its product to market.

What’s more, the firm recently secured a “flagship” account with Canada-based Blackline Safety, said Bob Christensen, senior director of business development at NevadaNano. The partnership will “modernize combustible gas detection systems in a range of industries, ensuring the safety of workers,” NevadaNano announced in a late June press release.

NevadaNano’s sensors let users know if they are approaching what’s called an “LEL” — lower explosive limit — level of the 12 most common flammable gases, such as methane, propane and hydrogen.

We brought to the market a disruptive sensor that’s higher performing and a better total cost of ownership equation,” Christensen told the NNBW. “They (at Blackline Safety) were very receptive to jumping on it as quickly as they could.”

Meaning, NevadaNano’s small sensors — about the size of dice — will be embedded into Blackline’s cloud-connected G7 safety monitors, which industrial workers wear on their chest or hip, Christensen said. Click HERE to read more