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Shield to distribute allergy test in UK:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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UK company Shield Diagnostics is to distribute the MAST CLA in vitro allergy test, manufactured Hitachi Chemical subsidiary MAST Immunosystems. The lab test, which uses a small plastic device, the MASTpette test chamber, containing cellulose threads, can detect 36 allergens, including pollen, dust and foods, from a single blood sample. Dundee-based Shield claims to be a leading company in autoimmune disease diagnosis and says the progression into allergy testing is a logical move.

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