food allergies

By Dave Muoio September 13, 2017
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have built a point-of-use food allergen detector that fits onto a keychain and can conducts tests in under ten minutes. The prototype device costs less than $40 to produce, and in restaurant settings could detect major antigens at sensitivities well below the regulatory limit. While the sensitivity and ease of the integrated exogenous antigen testing (iEAT)...
By Aditi Pai May 19, 2016
Smartphone-enabled allergen testing company 6SensorLabs has raised $9.2 million in a round led by led by Foundry Group with participation from Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, SK Ventures, Lemnos Labs, and Matt Rogers, the founder of Nest. This bring the company’s funding to around $14 million to date. The company also announced it has rebranded — it will now operate under the name Nima. “This...
By Jonah Comstock September 12, 2014
Over the years, MobiHealthNews has written about various efforts to create consumer sensors for food allergies, but they've mostly been relegated to proof of concept or research projects. Now, according to TechCrunch, startup 6SensorLabs has raised $4 million in seed funding to tackle the problem, starting with gluten detection. The round was led by Upfront Ventures and included contributions...
By Brian Dolan January 27, 2010
Ireland's national Food Safety Authority recently launched an email and text messaging service that aims to inform food allergy sufferers about foods that have not appropriately labeled their products for the presence of common allergens. Warnings like "may contain nuts" or "manufactured on a line that also uses nuts" are not useful for allergy sufferers, according to the agency. Once the...
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
ScanAvert, a wireless health application that alerts users before they eat something that they are allergic to or that might interfere with the effectiveness of their prescription drugs, officially launched today at Health 2.0 in San Francisco. ScanAvert currently runs on Android phones, however, ScanAvert CEO and President Ellen Badinelli told MobiHealthNews that the company plans to create...