HESI is pleased to make available Version 1.0 of the COMPARE 2017 database, as of 03 February 2017. To meet this anticipated release date, a steering team has convened monthly since early 2016 to ensure that timelines, process, and resources are aligned. As of July 2016, the “rule-based” sorting algorithm has been developed. The process of sequence screening and independent peer review was conducted in the third quarter of 2016 to inform the final assembly and release of the database.
HESI and the COMPARE steering team are committed to COMPARE being a comprehensive database of known protein allergens. It is critical to have a parallel commitment to continuously review and improve in a transparent manner the functionality and completeness of the database throughout the year.