​Feeling sneezy? This Jacksonville startup can help

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Like most startups, Benjamin Epstein and Rushab Choksi began with a problem. While the incidence of nasal allergies is on the rise, the number of allergists is decreasing every year, due in part to retirement.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, at least 50 million people in the U.S. are affected by allergies; the same organization estimated there are only 5,000 to 6,000 board-certified allergists practicing in the country.

“So there’s a need for more allergy testing in the market,” Epstein said in a recent interview with the Business Journal.