Founded in 2015 by Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, the Southern California Food Allergy Institute is a cutting-edge clinical care and research center that is revolutionizing food allergy treatment. We are dedicated to providing innovative and safe treatment for the 6 million children in the United States who suffer from food allergies. Our goal is simple — for all children to safely eat whatever they want.
Affiliated with the nation’s 6th largest children’s hospital — Miller Children’s in Long Beach, California, SoCal Food Allergy is the largest food allergy treatment center of its kind. More than 3,000 food-allergic children have graduated from our Tolerance Induction Program (TIP) and now experience what was once impossible — the joy of freely eating whatever they would like without limitation. With a near perfect success rate, SoCal Food Allergy offers secure, sustainable and successful treatment to any child with any food allergy — without restriction.
About the Institute
Largest food allergy treatment center in the world
More than 3,000 graduates and 800 active patients
30,000 square foot clinical care, research facility and advocacy center
More than 10 years of experience with a success rate of over 99%
In over 40,000 food challenges, ZERO need for the use of epinephrine
Unique to SCFAI, the institute houses a unique food laboratory. Given the precise nature of TIP, each patient requires very specific protein dose requirements down to the milligram and microgram of protein. How is it possible to measure these small doses safely? SCFAI’s food laboratory is led by several food technicians who follow a focused design process which is geared to producing clean, cross contamination free sources of food proteins including peanuts, tree nuts, seeds and more. After whole foods are processed utilizing processes to remove oil and fat, the remaining proteins are in modified powder form. These foods are measured individually, labeled and packaged with expiration dates all at a patient specific level. Currently, the food lab produces over 10,000 doses of food protein every month! The hard work of our food laboratory technicians keep our TIP patients safe as they navigate the process of food treatment.
SCFAI is proud to establish its own food allergy diagnostics laboratory. Housing over 3 tons of laboratory equipment, the SCFAI and Foundation Labs received federal CLIA and COLA certification in December 2018. SCFAI patients now can undergo complete biomarker analytics utilizing our own federally regulated facility. This unique laboratory offers the ability to run biomarkers not available at other facilities which reflect the immune system’s response to various food proteins. With increased efficiency and an ability to receive blood samples from other states, the food allergy diagnostics laboratory will help patients all over the U.S. and the world receive cutting edge TIP therapy.
SCFAI is built on molecular data. As of October 2018, SCFAI has stored over 1.3 billion data points among anaphylactic patients in TIP. This de-identified data, housed with secure strategies, is regularly utilized to develop support vector machine analytics. In short, the data collected allows analytics to be conducted on a weekly basis on new patients arriving at SCFAI. The use of this data is clear. It helps predict how food allergy patients will respond to certain aspects of treatment and the predictive aspect of this data promotes safety. In the near future, the data analytics approach will be modeled into machine learning software allowing for increased speed and automation to this process.