Diagnosing 301 allergies at a time
Allergies affect more than 1 billion people globally (150 million of these in Europe) but identifying allergens is notoriously difficult, slow and expensive. The socioeconomic burden on workplaces and families is high. This project revolves around the FABER test, which can diagnose 301 allergens at a time and accommodate newly-discovered triggers as well. Using nanotechnology, the FABER test can also produce results faster and more accurately than conventional methods, at a reasonable price. This personalised test will also be disseminated through the FABER-Net, a local-level network of labs sharing expertise globally.
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