The Digital Scent Technology uses hardware devices such as e-nose
and scent synthesizer to sense and generate different types of smells.
The Digital Scent Technology market is being driven by various factors such as nose based quality assessment of raw material in the food & beverage industry, and the e-nose
application for clinical diagnosis.
CDAC, Kolkata has developed production worthy prototypes of E-Nose
, E-Vision and E-Tongue systems for rapid and objective measurement of quality of tea.
The formaldehyde detector is currently on track to be commercialized within a year, although the e-nose
will take longer to develop.
There are several types of e-nose
instruments currently implemented in the food industry (Bartlett et al.
stands for electronic nose, something that scientists are trying to develop in order to sniff out various cancers and other ailments.
A team lead by Paul Thomas at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, tweaked a commercially available e-nose
so that it would detect the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the breath of a person who had smoked a cigarette.
Paul Thomas at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, has revealed that their invention is a tweaked form of a commercially available e-nose
Instead of measuring and identifying the various compounds responsible for the flavour/taste of a product--as many analytical techniques do--an E-Nose
and/or E-Tongue captures the global profile of an odour/taste.
With this latest development, the company is said to have broadened its product portfolio after the successful market introduction of its Curie-Point-Pyrolyser, PTR-MS, FT-ICR-MS, MALDI-TOF-MS, E-Nose
and the chemistry pocket calculator.
Using a combination of lab-developed polymers and specially designed software, Sadik has created an "electronic nose" that uses microelectrode biosensors to mimic the way mammals detect odor, thus allowing the e-nose
to monitor scents and detect illicit drugs and chemicals.
is a polymer-based device with software that can correctly detect three strains of staphylococcus aureus bacteria, including the notorious MRSA, (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), with more than 99% accuracy.