Sechenov University has created a microchip to determine allergies to 120 allergens
Domestic specialists from the Sklifosovsky Institute of Clinical Medicine at Sechenov University have created a microchip to determine allergies to more than 120 allergens at the same time. About it writes “Gazeta.Ru” with reference to the press service of the university.
The test system includes antigens from food, pollen, epidermis, house dust, animals, molds and insects. According to the developers, the chip is safe to use and eliminates direct contact with the allergen. Similar technologies are already being used in many countries around the world, but they have not been adapted to Russian allergens.
“Allergochip” allows you to accurately determine the allergen by one drop of blood serum. The introduction of this technology into clinical practice opens up new perspectives for a personalized approach to diagnosing and treating allergies.
In the future, the authors plan to develop a map of hypersensitivity of patients to allergens throughout Russia, as well as a biobank of blood serum.
In February 2023, a team of scientists from the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine presented a drug that prevents an allergic reaction to peanuts.