That's part of the fallicy of what ARYC spins. AFFY can easily go and develop a companian drug test if that proves the best course of action. They can do it themselve or they can team up with anybody (Quest, etc). They can use any number of technologies or life science tools provided by any number of companies. As to ARYC, they could just go buy some tools (if they don't already have them) and go forward. You can spend thousands in equipment and supplies, you don't the company.
Companian drugs nothing novel and as you know from ARYC's history, nothing they have done anything special in.
The whole Plavix genetic tests that is provided today by a variety of companies is the same thing as what AFFY might do if that is the solution.
A companian screening test is part of what biotech and pharm is and will be in the future and many companies have dedicated their business plans and research in this area. ARYC just happens to be one of many companies that provide some of the basic life science tools that might be used.
As one poster posted here some time ago, the problem with some of the ARYC / AD spin and hyperbole is that anybody can spend money buying life science tools (from ARYC or others) and do the same thing ARYC claims they hope to do in the future.
And today, ARYC has a very high "enterprise value" of around $20 million for a company that only generates less than $4 million in revenue from selling life science tools at around break even. The valuation already has a lot of fluff in it on a fundamental basis and has at least $10 million in there for their 60% interest in AD (and that would appear headed for around 50% if AD is raising $1 million this year.
All the above is IMHO and based on ARYC and AD public information.
Blood tests already exits for the purposes of testing for likelihood of an anaphylaxis reaction to a material.
Here's just one example of a write-up
If you've had a reaction to bee stings that suggests you might be allergic to bee venom, your doctor may suggest one or both of the following tests:
Skin test. During skin testing, a small amount of purified allergen extract (in this case, bee venom) is injected into the skin of your arm or upper back. This test is safe and won't cause any serious reactions. If you're allergic to bee stings, you develop a raised bump (hive) at the test location on your skin. Allergy specialists usually are best equipped to perform allergy skin tests.
Allergy blood test. A blood test (sometimes called the radioallergosorbent test, or RAST) can measure your immune system's response to bee venom by measuring the amount of allergy-causing antibodies in your bloodstream, known as immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. A blood sample is sent to a medical laboratory, where it can be tested for evidence of sensitivity to possible allergens.
Allergy skin tests are the most accurate tests for insect allergies. But if the allergy skin test is negative — and your doctor still thinks you might have a stinging insect allergy — you may need an allergy blood test to double-check. Your doctor may also want to test you for allergies to yellow jackets, hornets and wasps — which can cause allergic reactions similar to those of bee stings.