Dear Indiegogo Supporters,

On Tuesday TellSpec launched TELLSPECOPEDIA to help consumers better understand food ingredients and their impact on health. In contrast to a lot of the conflicting food ingredient information provided on the internet our food science researchers created a new and powerful searchable online database to provide consumers more credible information sources. They sorted and synthesized thousands of evidence based references to provide this robust searchable encyclopedia on food. TellSpecopedia is the educational companion to the TellSpec scanner.


TellSpecopedia currently covers the most common and controversial 1,300 food ingredients ranging from additives, contaminants and manufacturing by-products to deliver scientific research on the food system quickly and comprehensibly. Each record in the database synthesizes information from several evidence based sources by listing an ingredient’s definition, health considerations, things to keep in mind, where the ingredient may be found, and alternative names and spellings, along with references and links to published studies for further reading. We hope our Indiegogo supporters will enjoy, use, and share the information with their friends and family.

Thank you for your support.

September News

Dear Indiegogo Supporters,

Since our last update, we continue to strengthen our algorithms and continue collecting more food data for the TellSpec food databank.

We are happy to report that the feasibility study was also completed successfully. As a result we are working on two parallel product development strategies; one short and the other long term. Our long term strategy will be to develop our food scanners based on the DLP technology as announced previously.

In the short term, we still have alternative arrangements with a global leader in optical sensing technologies that is building the beta and developer versions of TellSpec food scanners. Again, this alternative does not use DLP technology but it will be an NIR spectrometer with the same 900-1700 nm wavelength. We are still on schedule to start shipping beta testing units later this Fall.

Thank you for cheering us on and we want to assure you that we are all working very hard at moving through every challenge.

Thank you for continuing to motivate and inspire us.

The TellSpec Team