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GenTel gets federal grant to develop allergy test

Madison, Wis. - GenTel BioSciences, Inc., a developer of protein chip technologies, has received a $1.2 million Phase II SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a test that promises less painful diagnosis of respiratory allergies.

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from mild to chronic seasonal allergies, and current d......

Full article >>> rovide sizeable amounts of blood and have a slow turnaround time for results, so a small prick of the finger involved in the new test is preferred over both existing methods.

Vodenlich said the company's biochips provide a more qualitative and quantitative way to measure how allergic patients are to certain allergens, which would be a leap forward in allergy diagnosis. GenTel has the all......

Full article >>> A key collaborator on the allergy project is Dr. Robert K. Bush, a professor of medicine at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. "What our company is all about right now is developing biochip tests that are going to be used in research," Vodenlich said. "The nice thing about the allergy chip is that it will first be used in research and validated by allergists like......

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'"/> By Joe Vanden Plas 05/22/06

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