FAQ

Testing and Limitations

What are the sensor’s limitations? What foods cannot be tested accurately?


Currently, the FDA states that there is no scientifically valid analytical method effective in detecting and quantifying gluten protein content that has been broken down during fermentation or hydrolysis process. Therefore, ALLIS cannot detect gluten content in foods that have been completely and properly fermented or hydrolyzed, as the gluten protein is no longer in its original form.

Additionally, products containing a high concentration – more than 50mM – of metal ions (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, zinc fumarate, and other iron/zinc compounds), may produce an inaccurate test result due to interference with the chemistry contained in the ALLIS cartridges.




How is the sensor able to provide a PPM reading?


ALLIS contains an electronic reader which accurately quantifies the exact quantity of the allergen present in the food sample provided (measured in parts per million). The ALLIS sensor’s embedded AI algorithms will then evaluate, record, and display the test results onto the ALLIS app. Note: ALLIS’s allergen detection algorithm is based on a food sample size that fills the sample cavity of the test cartridge.

Results produced by ALLIS are comparable to the results given by the ELISA testing method, which is considered to be the gold standard in industrial tests.




How much food do you put in the cartridge?


ALLIS’s allergen detection algorithm is based on a food sample size that fills the sample cavity of the test cartridge.




Can the sensor accurately test liquids?


Yes, the sensor can accurately test liquids. Results produced by ALLIS are comparable to the results given by the ELISA testing method, which is considered to be the gold standard of gluten testing.

Currently, the FDA states that there is no scientifically valid analytical method effective in detecting and quantifying gluten protein content that has been broken down during fermentation or hydrolysis process. Therefore, ALLIS cannot detect gluten content in foods that have been completely and properly fermented or hydrolyzed, as the gluten protein is no longer in its original form. ALLIS users should take this limitation into consideration when testing hydrolyzed and fermented liquids.




Can the sensor accurately test medications?


Yes! ALLIS can test most medications for gluten. Medications containing a high concentration – more than 50mM – of metal ions (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, zinc fumarate, and other iron/zinc compounds), may produce an inaccurate test result due to interference with the chemistry contained in the ALLIS cartridges.




Can the sensor accurately test non-edible items, such as shampoos, lotions, and makeup?


Yes! ALLIS can test non-edible items for gluten, given a few restrictions. Products containing a high concentration – more than 50mM – of metal ions (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, zinc fumarate, and other iron/zinc compounds), may produce an inaccurate test result due to interference with the chemistry contained in the ALLIS cartridges.





Technology

How does the sensor work?


The ALLIS Food Allergen Sensor is a self-testing allergy kit in the form of a two-part device. A preloaded antibody cartridge attaches to an electronic reader to send accurate test results to the ALLIS app.

ALLIS uses an antibody biochemical test to detect, extract, and isolate proteins inside food. A liquid extraction fluid is preloaded inside the ALLIS cartridge to immediately break apart the proteins of the food sample from its other food molecules. With the food proteins fully immersed in the antibody-filled extraction fluid, ALLIS examines whether any antibodies attach to the proteins to determine whether the food contains any allergens. ALLIS’s electronic reader will then accurately quantify the allergen present (measured in parts per million). The allergen sensor’s embedded AI algorithms will evaluate, record, and profile the test results onto the ALLIS app. Over time, ALLIS’s deep learning technology will help personalize and even formulate dietary suggestions based on accumulated test results.




How long does it take to run a test?


The ALLIS sensor provides results within 2 minutes.




How long do cartridges last before they expire?


Cartridges are single use and expire one year from date of production when unopened.




Can the sensor provide a result without using the app?


No. In order to receive the results of your ALLIS test, your sensor must be connected to

your smartphone via the built-in Bluetooth connection.




Is using the sensor contingent on having a Wi-Fi/cellular connection to the app?


In order to receive the ALLIS result, the sensor must be connected to your smartphone using the built-in Bluetooth connection. A Wi-Fi or cellular connection is not required.




Will the ALLIS app be free to use?


Yes! All features of the ALLIS app will be free to use.




When will a demo video be available?


A demo video is available to watch now on our ALLIS website under our “ALLIS Sensor”

tab!





General

When will pre-orders ship?


Pre-orders are expected to ship in November 2021.




Will ALLIS ship outside the U.S.?


Yes! Our Shopify store accepts orders from the U.S. and Canada. For all other

international order inquiries, please contact info@getallis.com




Will ALLIS be providing any third-party verification?


ALLIS’s antibody-based biochemistry and AI technology has been peer-reviewed and published by ACS Nano, one of the most renowned scientific journals in material science*

*ALLIS was formerly known as both iEat and TADs




Will ALLIS be making cartridges for other allergens?


Yes! ALLIS plans to support testing for all major food allergens in the future. We plan to

release peanut test cartridges in the first half of 2022.




Will I need a new sensor for each type of allergen?


Different food allergen cartridges will be available, but the same ALLIS sensor can

be used to run the various tests.





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