One company has taken up the gauntlet of how to deal with an increasingly serious health issue that affects millions of people across the globe – food allergies. www.dbv-technologies.com is the website to go to should you be looking for information about a revolutionary new method of treating and diagnosing allergies such as peanut, cow’s milk and dust mite allergies. By developing a technique that seems so simple you wonder why it hadn’t been done before, DBV-Technologies have really opened up the possibility that the impact of these common allergies can be much reduced.
http://www.dbv-technologies.com/en/method/ delves into the nuts and bolts of how this approach actually works. The key lies in what the company has dubbed ‘Viaskin®’ technology. As you might expect, this involves a skin-based or epicutaneous solution: a patch that is placed directly onto the skin, releasing carefully-controlled doses of the relevant allergens to the immune system.
The special condensation chamber visible in the picture above is a crucial part of the system, as it hydrates the skin, ensuring effective, painless delivery of antigens to the body.