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This organization is seeking commercially available tests that provide information about a user’s macronutrient needs.

Background:

In order to provide personalized health services, this organization is interested in a test that gives information about a person’s macronutrient needs, preferably based on, but not limited to, genetic markers.  The focus of this search is on the analytical procedure and scientific interpretation rationale, i.e. a proven relationship between a genotype and phenotype.  Ideally this would go beyond a literature review of case studies/genetic markers that have a statistical association but no further testing.

Constraints:

Macronutrient test will:

  • Have technically sound scientific interpretation, ideally with data supporting a relationship between genotype and phenotype
  • Commercially available or commercial availability within 1-2 years
  • Easy, user performed sample collection (ex. buccal swab, finger prick, etc.)
  • Not be a medical genetic test used for diagnosis of a disease or medical condition


Possible Solution Areas:

Buccal swab genetic test, Dried blood spot or finger prick test, Combinations of the above

Desired outcome of the solution:

Looking for partners to make the technology.