Profile: Interleukin Genetics Inc (ILIU.PK)
20 Jan 2017
Interleukin Genetics, Inc., incorporated on March 28, 2000, develops and markets genetic tests for chronic diseases and health-related conditions. The Company operates through the genetic test business segment. The Company's products include PerioPredict genetic test and Inherent Health line of genetic tests. PerioPredict is a genetic risk test that analyzes genetic variations associated with inflammation and identifies individuals with a life-long predisposition to over-produce inflammation. PerioPredict identifies specific polymorphisms (genetic variations) in genes that regulate the production of interleukin-1 cytokines. PerioPredict identifies adults at increased risk for severe periodontal disease.
The Company markets additional genetic tests through its Inherent Heath brand. Its additional genetic tests include weight management genetic test, bone health genetic test, heart health genetic test, nutritional needs genetic test and wellness select genetic test. Weight management genetic test determines whether individuals will lose weight more predictably on a low fat, low carbohydrate or balanced diet and whether normal or vigorous exercise is needed to lose existing body fat. Weight management genetic test helps to achieve weight goals based on genetics and identifies over five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in approximately four human genes. Bone health genetic test is designed to identify whether an individual is more likely to be susceptible to spine fractures and low bone mineral density associated with osteoporosis. Bone health genetic test identifies a SNP in each of over three genes, including estrogen receptor alpha (ER1 Xba1), vitamin D receptor (VDR) and interleukin-1 (IL-1), which are involved in processes that affect bone. Heart health genetic test is designed to identify genetic predisposition to excess inflammation. Heart health genetic test identifies over three SNPs in approximately two genes, IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta, which are involved in inflammation. Nutritional needs genetic test is designed to identify deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) variations in genes essential to B-vitamin metabolism and the ability to manage oxidative stress. Nutritional needs genetic test identifies the presence or absence of human genotypic markers and markers in response to oxidative stress. Wellness select genetic test allows buyers to purchase any combination of Inherent Health genetic tests at a discounted price.
Interleukin Genetics Inc
135 Beaver St
WALTHAM MA 02452-8412