Students create nail polish that can detect date rape drugs

RALIEGH, NC - Four male students at North Carolina State University have developed the prototype for a new nail polish they say can detect if date rape drugs are present in a drink.

Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, and Stephan Gray, all male students at N.C. State, created the company "Undercover Colors" to be the first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault.

The company says the nail polish works by changing color when it comes in contact with drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, or GHB are present.

Confrey-Maloney says the company is still "...early in the R&D stage for this important product."

According to a securities filing, the four-person company raised $100,000 from one investor in addition to winning an N.C. State sponsored entrepreneurship initiative.


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