Allergios’ direct allergy diagnosis
enables patients to be better
informed and effectively treated

The Challenge

Allergy is among the most common chronic diseases worldwide. Up to 20% of patients with allergies live with a severe debilitating form of their condition, and struggle daily with the fear of a possible asthma attack, anaphylactic shock, or even death from an allergic reaction (EAACI, 2016).

Current tests to diagnose allergy such as the skin prick test and the IgE blood tests, indicate sensitisation to allergens, but not necessarily an allergic response. These tests are in the majority of cases not indicative of an actual allergy.

Our Solution

Researchers from the University of Bremen, supported by colleagues at the Medical University of Vienna, have developed a method and system that can directly diagnose allergies by visualising the allergic response:

the ability of immunological factors in patient blood to induce degranulation of basophils in the presence of allergen

The system consists of a disposable microfluidic chip and an optical reader, supported by software running the analysis.
The test delivers the necessary information about the patient’s allergy status and enables doctors to provide the best suited treatment timely.

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Our Core Team

Prof. Michael Vellekoop

Inventor

Co-Founder

Dr. Sander van den Driesche

Chief Technical Officer & Inventor

Co-Founder

Folkert Roossien

Chief Development Officer

Co-Founder

Ernst Elhorst

Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Heimo Breiteneder

World-renowned expert on the molecular biology of allergens

Inventor

Dr. Christine Hafner

Clinical allergist and dermatologist with a focus on molecular allergy diagnostics

Inventor

Dr. Claas Falldorf

BIAS Germany

Inventor

Ronald Zegger

NLC

Venture Partner

Company Status

Allergios is currently in the process of perfecting its solution, as well as validating in real clinical settings. A third generation chip has been developed which will be tested with patients’ blood samples material.

At the same time, we are acquiring the additional funding we need to bring our solution to the market.

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