No popular authors found.
Ads by Google:

Categories

No categories found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter





Ads by Google:


Follow / Share


  FOLLOW US:
Twitter Facebook Google Plus Pinterest RSS Podcast Email  Get Email Alerts
SHARE:

Popular Articles

No popular articles found.
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Wait-List for Pocket Sensor that Detects Gluten in Food

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.

Image: CC--Juhan SonlinAccording 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.

Nima works by loading a half-teaspoon sample of food into a test tube and pop that into a triangle-shaped sensor. To avoid cross-contamination, Nima requires a new disposable capsule for each test.

Ads by Google:

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.

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



4 Responses:

 
Mary
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
09 Nov 2015 4:15:45 PM PDT
I can't wait until this comes out!

 
sc'Que?
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
10 Nov 2015 1:56:33 AM PDT
For the price--and knowing that the capsules are single-use--they should include as many as 50 capsules. (Seriously, THREE? That's barely enough to test the efficacy of the device to the satisfaction of the user! )

 
Amy
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
11 Nov 2015 5:48:24 PM PDT
If this is real and accurate, it's going to be a life-saver! Testing capsules should be sold in bulk packs. I'm going to wait and see what reviewers think first before I buy one, but I am excited for this technology.

 
Rick M
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
04 Jan 2016 9:26:31 AM PDT
Just watched a PBS news report about this product/unit, here is the link, hopefully it will post...

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/is-it-really-gluten-free-you-could-soon-test-it-table-side/

What comes to my mind as someone with high sensitivity to gluten is a possible false sense of security from such a small sample piece. The Doctor from Stanford that was interviewed had the same concerns as I, sampling just one extremely small side of a meal may not detect gluten that might be on the other. She is afraid that this product may make patients complacent and more pron to getting contaminated.

And if the meal comes out with three sides you're looking at a minimum of 6 minutes to test the entire plate, but in reality it'll probably take 10 minutes.... your food is now ice cold and your friends have all just finished their meals. GOD I HATE CELIAC!!




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


That's terrible. I've been wondering why you haven't been around last few days. I Should have remembered your con. I'm so sorry it wasn't what you were hoping for. We all tend to make mistakes when we're excited about stuff, makes our brains go a bit wonky. hope your dads mouth wasn't dirty ...

Yum, what's wrong with eggs and bacon? i just got some gluten-free granola yesterday that I tried this morning and it's not too bad but it's got gluten-free oats. Can you do oats?

Before being diagnosed I was almost a 100% Raisin Brain cereal eater. So I switched to Bakery on Main, Gluten Free Granola. I was having nausea, lose stool, and would get dizzy about 30 min. after eating it. Doc said to switch to Soy milk. That didn't really help either. Now I just put...

My Dr. also said that about thyroid! The appt went well. She is sending me for endoscopy and colonoscopy. She said to eat gluten one week before, which according to everything else, is not correct. My concern now is this- I didn't eat much anyhow, but I can't imagine eating 4 pieces o...

Hi, everyone. I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac disease, so I hope it's okay for me to post here. I'm a 21-year-old female who has been struggling with some chronic symptoms for about a year now. Out of nowhere, I started losing weight. To date, I've lost upwards of 70 pounds. I was ...