Heather Sliwinski

Nima, the portable gluten sensor, is now available in Canada

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After overwhelming demand outside of the U.S., we are thrilled to announce that Nima is now available for purchase in Canada. This expansion comes less than one year after launching our gluten sensor in the U.S. For shipment to Canada, Nima can be purchased on nimasensor.com.

According to the Canadian Celiac Association, an estimated 1 in 133 Canadians are affected by celiac disease – an autoimmune condition where the gluten protein damages the small intestines. Nima is a pocket-sized device that allows you to test your food for gluten in a few minutes, as well as upload and share your results within an online community on the mobile app.

Testing from our Nima community in the U.S. shows that about 30 percent of restaurant foods labeled gluten-free are testing positive for gluten. This data highlights the struggle millions of gluten-free diners face today. Nima is already helping thousands of people avoid gluten every day, and we are excited to get our sensor into the hands of even more people who need it.

How Nima works

The first and only product of its kind on the market today, Nima tests a sample of food on-the-go, using a patent-pending blend of chemistry, electrical and mechanical design, simplified into three easy steps: 1) Place some food into a one-time-use capsule and screw on the cap; 2) Insert capsule into the device; 3) Press the power button and begin testing.

In a few minutes, Nima will display the test result – a wheat symbol if any gluten is detected or a smile icon if the sample has less than 20 parts per million of gluten.

Using the Nima app

Another valuable feature of Nima is its community component and database of gluten-free friendly dining options. On the Nima iOS app, community members can:

  • Upload and review Nima test results for restaurants and packaged foods
  • Search for restaurants all over the world by name, cuisine or location
  • Discover Nima scores for restaurants based on community test results and reviews
  • Receive important firmware updates to keep your sensor running at optimal performance

On the Nima Android app, community members can:

  • Receive important firmware updates to keep your sensor running at optimal performance

The Nima app is available to download internationally for free on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

How to get Nima

A Nima starter kit – which includes the sensor, three one-time-use test capsules, a charging cable and carrying pouch – is available on the Nima website for $279 USD. You can order additional capsules in packs of 12 anytime for $72 USD or by subscribing for auto delivery on a frequency that best meets your usage. Subscriptions are $59 USD per 12-pack. Purchase Nima at http://shop.nimasensor.com.

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