Our story started from here…, In March 2020 Professor Toomre saw COVID-19 ravaging the world and there were not enough tests. There were hints that infected people might have something in common– olfactory dysfunction, in other words “loss of smell”. As a scientist, Professor Toomre had the question: How to develop a real quantitative test for olfactory dysfunction? Something easy, fast and inexpensive test that everyone could take it anywhere, every day.
With the help of his business partners, they developed the device, smartphone applications, real-time spatial mapping of the pandemic and filed multiple global patents.
With the help of private equity partners, world-wide raw material sourcing and manufacturing has been established. Partner companies are the largest in the industry, with a global manufacturing capacity to produce several billion tests every day. u-Smell-it has the capability to manufacture immediately 50 million smell tests for olfactory dysfunction by far surpassing the manufacturing capability of any test available in the market today.
Currently, u-Smell-it has 5 multinational clinical studies ( including Yale) with one completed. u-Smell-it is diligent and rigorous in ensuring maximum quality across diverse testing conditions. Application for Emergency Use Authorization with FDA was submitted in October 2020.
Validation comes from the science.
Recent News & Press
- New York Times highlighted the benefits of smell test for Covid-19 with a low costOur u-Smell-it test was featured by The New York Times, and they highligted the benefits of screening for Covid-19 with a low cost smell test. [From the article] …. But a reliable smell test offers potential benefits. It could catch far more cases than fever checks, which have largely flopped as screening tools for Covid-19. Studies have found that about 50 […]
- Featured on New York Times – ‘Could a Smell Test Screen People for Covid?’The New York Times article examine our modeling paper on the impact of oldfactory testing and speak with numerous experts in ENT and infectious disease, digging into how this might help in the pandemic. [From the article] In a perfect world, the entrance to every office, restaurant and school would offer a coronavirus test — one with absolute accuracy, […]
- ‘u-Smell-it’ Smell Test Featured on Denver7 – ‘New COVID-19 test looks to save time, money and lives through sense of smell’Denver 7 featured our ‘u-Smell-it’ smell test as ‘New COVID-19 test looks to save time, money and lives through sense of smell’. [ From the article] With millions of Americans getting tested for COVID-19 every single day, some are struggling with long waits for results. But now, researchers say there’s a much easier and faster way to test […]
- We are a Finalist for the XPRIZEWe are thrilled to announce that the ‘u-Smell-it’ team is now a finalist for the XPRIZE for rapid Covid testing in the open category. Please click here to see the article ” Finalists selected in $6 million XPrize rapid Covid testing competition to help restart global economy” from the XPRIZE to learn more about this competition.
- Featured on KTNV Las Vegas – Researchers develop scratch and sniff test to help diagnose those with COVID-19Our ‘u-Smell0it’ smell test was also featured on KTNV Las Vegas last week. Please check the article from KTNV Las Vegas and the video on One News Page! [ the article from ktnv.com] Scratch and sniff stickers have gone high tech, becoming another way to test for coronavirus. Researchers at the University of Colorado and Yale University have developed […]
- Preliminary study results promising: is there a completely new corona test coming? – featured on Express[ ENGLISH TRANSLATION of German Article] Köln – Can this really work? Can a corona smell test be as effective as a rapid antigen test? A preliminary study has now come to an astonishing result. So-called smell tests are actually as effective as rapid antigen tests – at the same time they are much cheaper and […]