Date rape nail varnish set for 2017 release after attracting $5.5m of investments

A change in colour indicates that your drink has been spiked

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The launch of a revolutionary nail polish that can detect common date rape drugs could be just months away.

After receiving $5.5m worth of investment nail-tech company Undercover Colors has alluded that it could finally be for sale in 2017. 

The idea, which was originally conceived in 2014, is the work of developers at North Carolina State University who wanted to find a way to help their female friends stay safer while dating and going to bars.

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The company has said on Facebook that there is "much to come in 2017"

“1 in 6 women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. This unthinkable problem has reached epidemic levels on college campuses and something must be done about it. Power must be handed back to women in what is a devastatingly powerless situation.”

At the moment, it is believed that the wearable tech will be able to detect common date rape drugs such as Rohypnol and ecstasy. 

So just how will it work?

“Simply dip your finger into a verified beverage and within seconds the presence of prevalent date rape drugs will be identified in colour change.”

While painting your nails is often the norm, particularly before a big night out, this ground-breaking product could potentially save your life. 

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