Sniffer Bees

Inscentinel Ltd is a small biotechnology company specialising in harnessing the olfactory ability of insects for trace vapour detection. Their primary focus is the development of a new generation of handheld portable detectors, through the use of live honeybees.
Security screening – for plastic explosives, drugs and chemical weapons
Counterfeit goods detection – detection of smuggled goods such as tobacco and alcohol and discrimination of fraudulent goods
Food quality control - applications include detecting ripeness of fruit and vegetables before visible signs of deterioration through molecular recognition of specific indicator molecules.
Early medical diagnosis - of cancers and diseases through detection of characteristic indicator molecules in breath, blood and urine
via: Bees Sniff Bombs, Make Explosive Honey - Geekologie
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