Allergy

News on in vitro diagnostics for allergy testing.

The firm said it will use the grant to develop an enhanced test panel that covers 80 percent of the most common food allergens, such as milk, peanut, and shellfish.

The Phadia 200 quantifies clinically relevant antibodies in blood and can perform up to 700 different ImmunoCAP and EliA tests.

Microdrop will license the rights to market SQI's celiac and wheat allergy, and arthritis tests direct to consumers.

In a study, Medical Research Council scientists demonstrated that a test that uses flow cytometry and looks for the CD63 protein in mast cells had 98 percent specificity.