Celiac.com 11/06/2015 - A San Francisco startup has begun a wait-list for a pocket device designed to allow people with gluten allergies to test quickly gluten levels in their food.
According to the company, 6SensorLabs, the device, called Nima, is a portable, handheld gluten detector that could make dining out safer for people who need to avoid gluten for medical reasons.
The sensor assesses the contents of the capsule, and detects gluten down to 20 parts per million. The device then provides a "yes" or "no" within two minutes. "No" signals that no gluten was detected and that the food is safe to eat, while a "yes" indicates that the food contains gluten.
The retail price of a Nima starter kit, which includes the sensor, three disposable test capsules, a charging cable and a carrying pouch, will be $249.
Read more at nimasensor.com.