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Small Times - Electronic Nose Sniffs out New Markets for Calif. Firm
May 6, 2002 - By Mark Frauenfelder
"Cyrano Sciences Inc. makes an $8,000 electronic nose the size of a large walkie-talkie. Just wave the Cyranose 320's sniffing tube over a vat of petrochemicals, a barrel of wine or a pallet of fish, and it will inform you of the substance's quality by flashing the information on an illuminated LCD monitor. "

Los Angeles Magazine - The Vapor Chase
January 2002 - Written by Joshua Tompkins
" In a quest to build and sell a mechanical nose, experts have created technologies almost as versatile and complex as the human sense of smell -almost"

Small Times - Targeting Terror
November/December 2001 - "Military's Next Generation of Technology is Disarming Dangers at Home"
Written by Candace Stuart
"Cyrano Sciences, a company that markets a sensor array-based device that "smells" germs, believes its electronic nose technology could help in the war on bioterrorism at home and in the battlefield."

Time - A Nose for Anthrax
November 26, 2001 - "There's fresh interest in a handheld gadget called the Cyranose 320, which can be programmed with the "smellprint" of various microbes and then issue an alert if it detects them.
...Last week Cyrano Sciences began conducting tests to see whether the Nose can detect the odor of the bacterium that causes anthrax."

Business Week - Killer Tests for Deadly Germs
November 5, 2001 - "Fast, portable disease diagnostics are on the way"
Written by Arlene Weintraub and Alex Salkever
Many small companies are developing rapid systems to detect exposure to pathogens, including bioweapons. "Cyrano Sciences Inc. is selling an artificial nose that can sniff out certain microbes and may someday help detect bioweapons."

Business Week Online - Sniffing Out Bioterror Threats
October 22, 2001 - "Remember Dr. McCoy's tricorder? Well, new gear much like that Star Trek diagnostic device is entering the anti-biowarfare effort."
Written by Alex Salkever
This article discusses various technologies, including the Cyranose, that could be used to warn of biological attacks based on current research detecting other pathogens.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Bully For You 2
October 18, 2001 - Did you see the CSI: Crime Scene Investigators episode where the Cyranose 320 solved the locker room murder? A Cyranose 320 solved the murder by identifying the perfume of the killer.

Extreme Tech - Nosing Out Terrorism
October 18, 2001 - Written by Winn Rosch
"Remote chemical sensing is one of the foremost tools in fighting terrorism. Able to detect the presence of explosives without touching a sample of the suspect material--or even knowing exactly where it is--remote sensing systems can warn of bombs in baggage, locate hidden weapons, and even help find survivors trapped in the tangle of debris. The technology is commonplace and has been used by law enforcement officials for hundreds, if not thousands, of years."

PBS - Springboard:Exploring the Digital Age
July 31, 2001 - "Springboard's Andy Jordan explores whether the human nose can ever be replaced by an artificial nose." You can watch the segment by clicking on the link above or check out Springboard's website at for future arings.

Company Press Release - Cyrano Sciences, Inc., the Sensory Information Company, Raises 23 Million
March 5, 2001 - Cyrano Sciences, an electronic nose and sensory information software company, today announced a $23 million investment from a multi-member syndicate. Rustic Canyon Group, formerly known as TMCT Ventures, leads the investment group, which also includes Ridgestone Corporation, a group of international institutional and individual investors through the Sandoz Family Foundation and several of Cyrano's previous investors including Oak Investment Partners out of New York. This financing will be used both to fund sales growth of Cyrano's current products and the development of a browser-based sensor interpretation software.

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