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Real-time Wearable Particle Sensors Will Save Lives

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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UBC-affiliated Nanozen is creating a real-time, wearable particle sensor for use in mines, mills and other industrial locations where dust and other particles can lead to dangerous explosions and debilitating respiratory diseases. After three prototypes, Nanozen is field testing the wearable technology and receiving interest from WorkSafeBC and from mining companies.

Nanozen’s founder and CTO, Winnie Chu, started as a professor in environmental health at UBC before pursuing Nanozen full-time four years ago. Winnie successfully completed e@UBC’s Lean LaunchPad in January 2014 and consistently accessed the Mentor Network through weekly meetings at Open Office. Through the relationships established at Open Office, Winnie partnered with Peter Briscoe, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at e@UBC, who was recently named CEO of Nanozen Technologies!

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