The only sensors available that detect airborne nicotine. A marijuana sensor is in development

Our Technology

Sensors for a cleaner world

FreshAir Sensor uses novel polymer based sensors to significantly expand the range of hazardous chemicals which can be detected. Our sensors respond to specific target molecules in real-time. We are actively working to detect the most dangerous chemicals in order to protect people from unwanted exposure.

Our mission is to improve lives through novel sensor technology.
Our technology is based on 17 years of university research.
Our novel, patented technology detects nicotine. Several other sensors, including marijuana, are in development
We have developed sensors for a range of molecules.
It is the only technology available that detects airborne nicotine in real-time.

How It Works

The science behind the sensors

How it works

Sensor function is similar to biological receptors in the body.
Sensors bind only with the target molecule, making them very sensitive and very specific.
Sensors reset when the target molecules are cleared.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

The science is clear

Y. Liu, S. Antwi-Boampong, and J. J. BelBruno

“Detection of secondhand cigarette smoke via nicotine using conductive polymer films.”

Journal of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, ntt007, (2013)

Y. S. Antwi-Boampong, J. J. BelBruno

“Detection of formaldehyde vapor using conductive polymer films.”

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Vol. 182, 300-306, (2013)

S. Antwi-Boampong, J.S. Peng, J. Carlan and J.J. BelBruno

“A molecularly imprinted fluoral-p/polyaniline double layer sensor system for selective sensing of formaldehyde.”

Sensors Journal, IEEE 14, 1490-1498 (2014)

A. Richter and J. J. BelBruno

“Characterization of functional states in nicotine and cotinine imprinted poly (vinylphenol) films by nanoindentation.”

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 124, 2798-2806 (2012)