AllerGene

AllerGene - Novel analytic molecular technique for allergen detection in all sorts of food.


For agrifood industry, AllerGene improves the services provided by other analytic methods:

  • Detection of allergens with extremely low limits of detection (LOD)..
  • Qualitative and quantitative determination.
  • Higher specificity, avoiding false positives.
  • Suitable for high processed products (specially thermic treatments).

There are two available AllerGene modes: Direct and Inverse:

DIRECT mode

AllerGene uses transcriptomics to determine the similarity between proteins/glicoproteins in analysed sample and the sequences of known allergens (allergenic or panallergenic epitopes). This allows a more specific labeling and provides information about food allergenic potential; the consumer can decide depending on his own tolerance.

INVERSE mode

Using bioinformatics tools and indirectly, the Inverse mode looks for sequences which transcribe in known allergens, allowing the identification of new sources of allergenicity for consumers, thus avoiding cross reactions.

Moreover, AllerGene is the only service that optionally allows Advanced glycation end products (AGE, also known as Maillard reaction) detection, to assess food -or food components- allergenicity according to its elaboration process. Thus, it provides information about allergenic security on productos of particular risk (cupins from peanuts, ovalbumin in eggs).

From a therapeutic perspective, AllerGene provides unpublished and valuable information for allergens studies (genomic variants, phylogenetic relationships, identificacion of panallergenic sequences ), facilitating diagnosis and monitoring of hypersensitive individuals, and the development of new therapeutic paths (immunotherapy).

AllerGen current version (v1.5.02) offers libraries to identify the following allergenic groups, classified according to food groups in Regulation UE 1169/2011.


  • Food Groups - Allergens Regulation EU 1169/2011