The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.
While results are preliminary, the test could potentially be used in lieu of a liver biopsy.
Addenbrooke' Hospital will manage and facilitate the fulfillment orders of the firm's PredictSure IBD orders, as well as receive and process all samples.
The UK developers believe that their device has the potential for multiplex testing at the point of care using solid-state nanopore sensing with DNA probes.
Skin cancer apps can supplement but not substitute standard medical care, and they require proper vetting using standard validation methods, researchers said.
PredictImmune's test relies on a 16-marker panel run using quantitative PCR to stratify Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients according to the severity of their illnesses.
In a study of genetic variants associated with glycated hemoglobin in a meta-analysis, researchers found a G6PD variant leading to deceptively low blood sugar levels.
The company plans to outlicense the assay, developed using a custom Affymetrix microarray, to an interested partner.