Is it really peanut-free?
Wonder if something is peanut-free before you feed it to your child, your partner, or a friend who can’t eat peanuts?
Almost 40 percent of people who avoid peanuts told Nima they get exposed to peanuts in restaurants at least once a month. People who avoid peanuts tell us the most difficult situations for eating peanut-free are when traveling, dining out, and at friends’ or family members’ homes.
Nima is developing a portable peanut sensor that you can use anytime, anywhere. Built using similar technology to Nima’s portable gluten sensor, this sleek, pocket-sized device can be carried in a purse or backpack.
Nima’s peanut sensor will provide a quick spot test of a dish or a packaged food item. You’ll take a small, pea-sized sample and insert it into a one-time-use capsule. Insert the capsule into the device, and within a few minutes you’ll get a notification if the sample contains peanuts.
Our peanut sensor is designed to be:
- Nima is still working on the the final level of detection for peanuts, but is targeting below 15 parts per million of peanut proteins
- Nima will test for common proteins across the most commonly found varietals of peanuts in the U.S., including Runners, Virginia, Spanish, and Valencia
Seamless in your daily life
- A beautifully designed product that feels modern and sleek
- Resilient and small enough to be in a backpack, briefcase, or purse
Connected with community
- The Nima app will integrate with the peanut sensor so you’ll be able to share test results with others in the community avoiding peanuts, in addition to the gluten-free test results currently populated
- Our leading chemistry team has been awarded an NIH SBIR grant specifically to accelerate the introduction of a peanut sensor to the U.S. marketplace
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