IDEA - International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens

Third IDEA workshop on pre- and prohaptens: documentation is now available online

Published on 10 November 2015

The third Workshop on pre- and prohaptens (Leuven, October 20 and 21, 2015) was built on what was discussed and agreed at the June 2015 Expert Workshop on improved mechanistic understanding of pre- and prohapten formation as well as on analytical developments. The intention of this third Workshop was to bridge what has been worked out in the June Expert Workshop and progressed over the summer, with clinical findings.

The objectives of this Workshop were:

  1. To further drive mechanistic understanding of pre- and prohapten formation and to bridge findings with clinical data.
  2. Obtain an agreement on what is known respectively unknown and lay out pathways to close these knowledge gaps.
  3. Work towards solid documentation of current knowledge and its implementation for risk management purposes.

The presentations, key conclusions and the initial report from the Rapporteur are now available on the IDEA website. You can download them via the following link: