With funding from the EU, SenzaGen has developed an allergy test. The test doesn’t require any animal testing and investigates whether the chemicals we come in contact with in everyday life are allergenic. Until now, there have been no available methods for testing whether chemicals cause airway allergy. Respiratory allergies is a growing problem. Almost 10 % of Sweden's population and 4 % of Europeans suffer from asthma. This is partly because some chemicals that we come in contact with may cause allergy and asthma.
Respiratory allergies are a growing problem in Sweden, while 8-10% of the population suffers from asthma. This is partly caused by chemicals with which people come into regular contact.
Without any painful testing on animals, SenzaGen has examined which chemicals used in cosmetics, medicines, food and pigments cause respiratory allergies. An accurate test for such allergens will make working environments and consumer goods safer.
Production and commercialisation of such a test has proven time consuming and expensive, and would not have been possible without EU financing €2.4 million. Development of the technology began at Lund University in 2005 and SenzaGen started up in 2010, becoming operational in 2014.