It’s no secret that college campuses have dealt with a fair amount of date rape cases. Roughly 3,900 allegations of forcible sex offenses on college campuses were documented in 2012, which was a 50% increase from three years prior. About 100 similar cases happened from 2010 to 2012 between three North Carolina universities. A chemistry startup, developed by undergrads at NC State, has invented a nail polish that could diminish those numbers.
Undercover Colors makes nail polishes that change color when exposed to date rape drugs such as roofies. The vice chancellor of the university commends these students for their entrepreneurial outlook more so than the impact the product might have on a nationwide problem.
Undercover Colors, a four-person company, just raised $100,000 from one investor and has $150,000 remaining to sell to others. Hopefully this company will put its product on the market in the near future. It will make college parties and city streets safer for women. Know more..