Cyanide poisoning can kill within 30-minutes. Having a quick, easy means of detecting exposure can save lives. Brain Logue, associate professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University, and his team have developed a sensor that will detect cyanide poisoning in less than a minute through a National Institutes of Health/Department of Defense grant. The current clinical standard is a 24-hour lab-based test. The new technology would be used by emergency rooms and first responders. A post-doctoral student on the project, Randy Jackson explained that multiple prototypes have been constructed and Logue's team is currently working on miniaturizing the sensor for portability.