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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
AllerScreening: Point-of-care device based on KETs for diagnosis of food allergies
Year:2017
Research Areas
Information
Abstract
Food allergy is an immune-based disease that has become an important public health problem that affects children and adults and may be increasing in prevalence.In the US, food allergy affects 5% of children under the age of 5 years and 4% of teens and adults, and its prevalence appears to be on the increase. Globally, it is estimated that over 6% of the population, around 200 to 250 million people, suffer from some food allergies, affecting more than 17 million people only in Europe. The main objective of this proposal is translating an optical diagnostic technology already proven in which the novel AllerScreening platform is based on, to the clinical routine, addressing a priority healthcare unmet need from the laboratory to the clinic. The unique features of AllerScreening will allow clinicians to early detect main food allergies (at least the 90% of European food allergies) through a simple test using a drop of sera, reducing the cost and technical requirements of the current clinical practice. This new and innovative cost-effective sensing system for the in vitro component diagnosis of food allergies will be feasible thanks to the multiplexed disposable BioKits and the optical Pont-of-Care (PoC) reader in which the novel AllerScreening platform is based on, allowing the adoption of a novel PoC diagnostic device specific for food allergies.
International
Si
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Granting date
06/07/2017
Participants
  • Participante: Miguel Holgado Bolaños (UPM)
  • Participante: Luis Fernandez Pacios (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Fe Laguna Heras (UPM)
  • Participante: Alvaro Lavin Hueros (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Garrido Arandia (UPM)
  • Participante: Rafael Casquel Del Campo (UPM)
  • Participante: Pablo Gonzalez-Melendi De Leon (UPM)
  • Participante: Carmen Yuste Calvo (UPM)
  • Participante: Alejandro Romero Sahagun (UPM)
  • Participante: Guadalupe Hernandez Ramirez (UPM)
  • Director: Araceli Diaz Perales (UPM)
  • Participante: Rocio Lopez Espinosa (UPM)
  • Participante: Ana Lopez Hernandez (UPM)
  • Participante: Ana Maria Martin Murillo (UPM)
  • Participante: Alma Yuste Montalvo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: No seleccionado
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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