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Allergy Therapeutics cleared by FDA to start testing peanut allergy vaccine

The FDA has cleared Allergy Therapeutics’s application to start a phase I trial with a vaccine for peanut allergies, and the company can now initiate the study in the first half of 2022.

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The race to come first to the billion-dollar food allergy market is heating up.

UK-based firm Allergy Therapeutics, which is listed on the London stock exchange, has announced in a press release that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the company the green light to start a phase 1 trial of its peanut allergy vaccine in the US.

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