Professor Markku Mäki and Ilma Korponay-Szabo MD, PhD, of the University of Tampere in Finland have developed a reliable new method which makes it possible to diagnose celiac disease quickly and easily. The research results were translated into a commercial product by a Finnish company. The test returns a result in 10-15 minutes.
A pinprick of blood is taken from the fingertip to test for tissue transglutaminase and endomysial antibodies. An increased level of antibodies correlates well with the incidence of celiac disease. The test can also be used to monitor the patient’s diet.
The Tekes research into Business Programme -programme helped commercialize the research results. Ani Biotech Oy and its sister company Ani Labsystems Ltd. Oy have licensed the patent for the new invention from the research team and Finn-Medi Oy for worldwide exploitation.
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