By testing babies for milk intolerance, parents can decide to use non-allergenic formula before they have to deal with the hassle (and danger) of feeding cow’s milk to a baby with allergies.
Obviously, it’s not all for the common good – Nestle wants to sell more non-allergenic baby formula. That said, it’s hard to complain about a product that will help babies.
The test won’t be ready for a while. They have committed up to $112 million for it’s development and expect it to be ready in 5 years. It will likely be a skin patch that indicates an allergy or intolerance.
You can read more about it here.