The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) have funded ANCON Technologies Ltd to develop ultra-sensitive detection devices that use nanotechnology molecular tagging (NMT).
NMT has the potential to dramatically increase the sensitivity of current detectors used for both military and civilian applications. The company has developed 2 proof-of-concept devices to detect very small amounts of explosives and airborne chemical hazards.
“The support from CDE has demonstrated the exciting potential of our technologies in security markets. We have been able to secure additional funding to support investment in products, and have a clear pathway to commercializing novel products in security markets,” said Robert Muir, Managing Director, ANCON.