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Sniff technology: detecting everything from drugs to diseases | FT Tech

It could be the Shazam of smells. A California-based start-up has developed a device to sniff out substances such as drugs, explosives and viruses. Sniff tech is a burgeoning sector which could have major implications in fields including healthcare and security. The FT’s Patrick McGee takes a trip to the lab and gets a good whiff of how the future might smell