Nima is device available to consumers to use to test their food for gluten (peanut coming soon).
Nima was founded by MIT graduates who themselves needed to avoid gluten. It's a portable lab test that is helping provide an additional data point of information who are trying to maintain a free-from diet but wanting to maintain a high quality of life. This includes eating out, trying new foods, socializing and traveling.
Nima should be used in conjunction with established best practices. It's not meant to be a replacement for discussions with wait-staff, reading labels or carrying an epi-pen.
The Nima team did extensive testing over several years before shipping Nima gluten in January 2017. Internal validating test results have been submitted to peer reviewed journals and is pending publication. We have also completed third party validation testing which is also pending peer reviewed journal publication.
Nima peanut is expected by the end of 2018.