Nail varnish that detects date rape drugs set for release after getting millions in investment

© Eric Thayer
A revolutionary drug-detecting nail varnish that began as a college project is expected to be launched in the near future after the invention, designed to prevent date rape, garnered an investment of $5.5 million from a multitude of backers.

Undercover Colors, the company behind the wearable nail tech, has reemerged on social media informing eager customers looking for a market release date that there was “much to come in 2017.”

The concept was first mooted in 2014 by four engineering students from North Carolina State University, who have since been extensively testing the product while investment has been pouring in.

The company say they want to hand back power to women and this product will allow women to determine if their drink has been spiked by simply dipping their finger into their drink.

If a common date rape drug such as rohypnol, Xanax or GHB is present the nail will change color, according to the creators.

Recent records show that the nail polish has attracted $5.5 million in research and development investment over the past two years from 49 investors, according to the Triangle Business Journal.

One of the backers, David Gardner, told the Triangle Business Journal the product would be a “game changer” once it hit stores.

It’s shifting the fear back on the perpetrators and it’s too good of a thing not to deserve a backing and a chance,” he said.