Allergen Science & Consulting – What We Offer

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Once you contact us, we will analyze your request and needs. Subsequently we will provide you with a formal protocol describing one or more solutions to assist you in accomplishing your goals. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:fig2
Contact us to discuss your specific needs and requirements.

microscopic analysis, pollen, fungi, mold, air samplingConsulting Services:


Environmental:

  • Design and implementation of aerobiology surveys - consistent data
    • Support to pharmaceutical companies conducting clinical trials
    • Support to allergists/immunologists to promote their practices
  • Design and implementation of allergen investigation and allergen avoidance protocols
    • Support to complete indoor air quality inspections

Manufacture of Allergenic Extracts:

  • Review and design of protocols to obtain and evaluate the identity and purity of allergenic raw materials used to manufacture allergenic extracts
    • Regulatory compliance

Clinical Allergy and Immunology Laboratory:

  • Review and design of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)
    • Regulatory compliance
  • Review of laboratory services and technology
    • Support to expand service offers

Product Development:

  • General proof of concept evaluations
    • Input from product design to feasibility evaluations
  • Research 
    •  Input to test procedures/products in the laboratory and in the field
  • Design and implementation of protocols to test the safety and efficacy of products and procedures for allergen avoidance
    • Input from product design to the market

dustmite, allergen avoidance, micro photographsAnalytical Services:

We have an in-house microscopy laboratory, equipped with modern stereo and optical microscopes with photo documentation capacities, where we perform the following types of analyses:

  • Identity and purity of allergenic raw materials (including pollen, fungi, insects,  dust mites, and epithelia)
      • Support to allergen manufacturing companies
      • Support to pollen collection entities
      • Support to indoor air quality companies

     

  • Aerobiology surveys - airborne pollen and spore counts and identification
    • Support to pharmaceutical companies and allergy practices

All of our laboratory reports include an expert interpretation of the findings, accompanied by photographic documentation.

Click here to view the photo gallery
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Our training and educational services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Weed walks in the field or virtual in the class room. Please inquire!
  • Aerobiology training, including pollen and fungal spore identification
  • On-line training on environmental allergens
  • Preparation of training manuals
  • Supply of custom photographs and illustrations

 

Click here to view a list of our currently available Power Point presentations.
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Other Services:

  • Forensic palynology and mycology
  • Medical communication support
  • Peer review of protocols, reports, and analytical data associated with indoor air quality inspections
  • Subject matter expertise and litigation support in the area of indoor biological contaminants
  • Building inspections for the presence of indoor biological contaminants. Our inspections are accompanied by reports describing the findings of our surveys and provide recommendations for the building residents to properly address the issues encountered.

Allergen Science & Consulting – Our Clients

Our Clients:

Our services are focused on assisting the following types of organizations:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Allergen manufacturing companies
  • Pollen collection organizations
  • Allergy and immunology practices
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Research organizations
  • Manufacturers of products for allergen avoidance
  • Indoor air quality professionals