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Nasal strips made in Rochester are breath of fresh air
Rochester, N.Y. - If you're looking to control your appetite or relieve stress, one local company says it has a solution that will revolutionize how medication is delivered.
You can find it right under your nose.
Aromahaler Nasal Soft Strips was originally created in Arizona, but was developed and manufactured in Rochester.
Mary Maida is the CEO of the Clerisy Corporation - the company that produces the strips.
"They're looking for less invasive things," Clerisy Corporation CEO Mary Maida said. "They're looking for things that work quickly. They're tired of swallowing pills, they're concerned about interactions with medications they're currently taking."
The product - found over the counter at select stores - is worn under your nose for just two minutes. It then interacts with nerve endings, sending signals straight to the brain and giving the user instant results.
The strips are tested for safety and are made in a safe room at Light Fabrications, Inc.
"It's particulate free," Todd Wood, a development engineer at Light Fabrications said. "There's no dust or contaminates, specifically for parts that are medical in nature that have to be clean."
Some of the biggest sellers include appetite control and stress relief.
We tried those strips on Jamie Morgante - a car salesman who says he's always on the go.
Morgante told us right away he wanted to sit down and felt more relaxed.
"I don't know if it's because I'm actually taking a minute to slow down and do this but I wouldn't mind sitting down at my desk and taking some deep breaths and be therapeutic, I think can potentially work hand in hand together."
The product can be found at select Wegmans stores.
Maida said the effects of the strips take a few hours to wear off.
The company already has more strips in the works, including ones to treat insomnia and morning sickness.