About Us

NevadaNano (Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc.) develops and manufactures micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based sensor modules and subsystems for a diverse array of commercial and government applications. Our products are used by system integrator partners and by system manufacturers who benefit from the unique characteristics of our sensors — namely small size, low cost, unattended operation, and the ability to detect a broad range of threats with a single, standard sensor configuration.

The company was founded in 2004 to commercialize a unique sensor technology developed at the University of Nevada, Reno. Early R&D was supported by DARPA, the DOD, and the Department of Homeland Security. NevadaNano has now turned its focus to commercial applications, specifically, the Internet of Things (IOT).

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NevadaNano is uniquely positioned to address a broad range of sensor applications. Vapors from bio-agents have been successfully detected, as have chemicals representative of illicit drugs and human respiration. The greatest impact from chemical, explosive, and bio-sensors will only be felt when they can be deployed ubiquitously in large numbers and over wide areas. This will only happen when sensors are small and affordable, can sense a very broad range of substances, and are robust enough to operate unattended for long periods of time. The core element of NevadaNano’s sensor modules and systems is manufactured on a solid-state, MEMS technology, offering small size, low cost, and high reliability. The sensing element is an array of MEMS structures that are not only self-activating and self-sensing, they are also self-cleaning and self-calibrating, thus enabling unattended deployment for extended periods. Using proprietary materials as well as unique sensing methods and analysis techniques, a single sensor configuration is able to detect hundreds of diverse types of vapors and particles. These advantages make our Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) solution the leading candidate to fulfill the vision of ubiquitous sensor deployment for both homeland security and commercial applications.