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Zahra Champion

Research trial shows evidence that a cure may be possible for peanut allergy


A trial for the treatment for deadly peanut allergy at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown the strongest evidence yet that a cure may be possible.

At the end of the original trial in 2013, 82% of children who received the oral immunotherapy were deemed tolerant to peanuts and went home eating peanut. Four years later, the majority of children are still eating peanut (80%) and have passed a further challenge test confirming long-term tolerance to peanut (70%).

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Zahra Champion Zahra is Executive Director of BIOTechNZ and is working to bring together a national community of biotech innovators, investors, researchers, educators and policy makers; and connecting this community to global biotech ecosystems.