If you have an interest in developments in allergy diagnosis and treatments, www.dbv-technologies.com will be right up your street.
More people than ever before are affected by allergies of one kind or another. Fairly prevalent allergies take in both edible substances e.g. peanuts, and non-edible, e.g. house dust mites.
DBV Technologies has been at the forefront of new research in the field in the shape of the Viaskin platform.
The Viaskin platform is a patch which works upon application to the skin. The key parts of the patch are made up of its adhesive crown next to the skin and a titanium backing.
The approach that underpins the patch isn't particularly complicated. Using an electrospray, miniscule quantities of an allergen are sprayed upon the patch backing.Unlike in an injection, the antigens are solubilized and pass directly into the body's most tolerogenic cells, the Langerhans cells, without entering the bloodstream. This gradually 'tones down' the body's reaction to these antigens.
Those with loved ones suffering from a peanut allergy should look at the dedicated page: http://www.dbv-technologies.com/en/viaskin-products/Viaskin-peanut .