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The HESI PATC COMPARE Allergen Database Is Now LIVE!
HESI is pleased to make available the 2017 COMPARE database (COMprehensive Protein Allergen Resource), a new transparent resource for the identification of protein sequences that are known or putative allergens.
The complete 2017 database consists of 14 new unique sequences as well as allergens known from 2016 and previous years, for a total of 1970 allergens. In its first year of operation, the HESI COMPARE scientific advisory team has validated its initial allergen identification process, selected candidate sequences via bioinformatics screening of all proteins entered into NCBI between May 2015 and May 2016, and completed the independent review (i.e., all selected candidate sequences were evaluated by an independent panel of allergy experts for final inclusion decisions, based on the review of literature associated). The COMPARE database is a new, freely available resource for comparison of protein sequences to known allergens to ensure a safe food supply.
To access the database and learn more about the process, please visit www.comparedatabase.org.