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This bionic nose implant enhances the sense of smell, with a focus towards food-related smells. A multi-layered ultrafine absorption mesh detects compounds in the air. A microprocessor formats the readings into an olfactory nerve signal to send to the brain through a nerve-link interface. The result is that the user can smell foods with a depth, richness, and precision unknown among unenhanced humans, allowing them to cook more effectively. The whole unit is small enough to be installed in the nose without affecting the user's appearance.

Base Stats

Medical ItemsBody Parts
Market Value
830 Silver.png
4 kg


Crafted At
Component assembly bench.png
Skill Required
Crafting 8
Work To Make
26,000 ticks (7.22 mins)
Resources to make
Plasteel.png 15 + Advanced component.png 3
Advanced, ImplantEmpireCommon
Bionic, ImplantEmpireCommon

The Gastro-analyzer gives a pawn that's been implanted with it a bonus of +5 Cooking Speed. Installing it requires a working, biological nose.


A gastro-analyzer is made with Plasteel.png 15 Plasteel , Advanced component.png 3 Advanced components and 26,000 ticks (7.22 mins) of work at the fabrication bench, after the Molecular Analysis research is completed. The required techprint can be obtained either by trade or completing quests for the Empire. They require a crafting skill of 8.


The Gastro-analyzer is useful when trying to minimize the amount of pawns spending their time cooking in a large colony. The Gastro-analyzer is equivalent to 5 levels of cooking, so a level 15 cooker would be equivalent to a level 20 pawn.


Gastro-analyzer and aesthetic noses can not be installed on the same pawn.

Gastro-analyzer is an implant INTO the nose, while aesthetic nose REPLACES the nose. You can't install a gastro analyzer into a aesthetic nose; it's one or the other. -  Tynan Sylvester - RimWorld Developer.

Note that this also implies replacing a gastro-analyzer with an aesthetic nose is a one-way change. After removing an aesthetic nose, you will need to use a healer mech serum to replace the biological nose if you wish to install a gastro-analyzer into the same pawn. Additionally, if a pawn loses their nose due to whatever circumstance, a healer mech serum is required if you want to install a gastro-analyzer.