Food allergy affects 2 to 4% of the general population. Currently, there is no treatment for food allergy accept the avoidance of food products containing proteins to which the consumer is allergic. As of January 2016, TNO has launched a multiannual shared research program (SRP) in the field of food allergy to build up advanced knowledge and technology in the research area.

A TNO shared research program is a non–profit program, based on the open innovation model, that aims to build knowledge in the research area and enables its participant to apply the knowledge in the company specific application area. TNO orchestrates the program and allows new participants to enter, under agreed conditions. Participants will jointly influence the program content, which will be fine-tuned annually. The program will take a long-term perspective and strategy and, therefore, requires long-term (e.g. 3 years periods) commitment from the partners.

For more information, view: https://time.tno.nl/en/articles/on-course-for-a-food-allergy-free-world-by-2030/

read more on TNO Whitepaper: https://www.srpfoodallergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/TNO-2016-whitepaperfoodallergy.pdf