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Want to detect gluten on the go? There’s a device for that

Written by: | | Dated: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

A NIMA portable gluten analyzer is shown in San Francisco, California in this photo provided August 30, 2016. Courtesy of NIMA/Handout via REUTERS






A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go.

“Even when you go out and see these labeled menu items, you are still playing Russian roulette,” said Shireen Yates, co-founder and chief executive of NIMA, which was founded in 2013.

Designed in San Francisco by a team from MIT, Stanford, Google and Nike, NIMA can analyze any type of food or beverage for gluten down to 20 parts per million, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classification for gluten-free products.

“There is still cross contamination, there is miscommunication, you just never know,” Yates added.


Source: Reuters Health

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