If you suffer from allergic reactions to certain foods, or know someone who does, the DBV-technologies.com/en/ website should be of interest to you. DBV-Technologies is focused on developing and producing new products that can be used to diagnose and treat some of our more common allergies. Peanut, cows’ milk protein and house dust mite allergies have all received the DBV-Technologies treatment! The mainstay of the company’s efforts is centred on the Viaskin® patch (http://www.dbv-technologies.com/en/technology/viaskin-technology/).
This looks like a simple adhesive patch, but in reality, it is a far more sophisticated product than initial appearances might suggest. It boasts elements like an electrically conductive backing, ensuring the even application of antigens over the patch and a condensation chamber for improved skin hydration and antigen delivery. The real beauty of this system is the avoidance of the need to deliver antigens directly into the patient’s bloodstream. This can potentially be very dangerous due to the risk of anaphylactic shock.
DBV-Technologies has harnessed the very latest in technology to help it to refine its techniques and products, as you can see below.