Those with peanut allergies can have a little more peace of mind, thanks to a new product announced today from San Francisco based Nima. The Nima Peanut Sensor is a device that can detect as little as 20 parts per million of peanut protein in virtually any food or drink sample.
It’s nearly identical in appearance and function as the company’s first product that detects for the presence of gluten: simply place a pea-size sample of food or liquid (excluding alcohol) into the disposable cartridge and screw the top on. The sample drops into the bottom of the chamber which contains the reagent to test for the presence of peanut protein. The cartridge is loaded into the main unit and powered on, and in about three minutes a smiley face or a peanut is displayed to indicate if the food sample contains less or more than 20 parts per million of peanut protein. The results can be synced to a community food and restaurant database through the Nima smartphone app.
You can pre-order the Nima Peanut Sensor now for $229 until March 8. Shipments are expected later this year.
More information and link to pre-order: Nima Peanut Sensor
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