If you have an interest in developments in allergy diagnosis and treatments, www.dbv-technologies.com will be right up your street.
The 20th and 21st centuries have seen allergies take centre stage as a health issue. Well-known allergies encompass foodstuffs like seafood and cow’s milk.
DBV Technologies has developed an epicutaneous immunotherapy technique called Viaskin, which looks like a promising avenue of research.
The Viaskin patch is a simple adhesive patch worn on the skin. The crucial elements of the patch are a titanium backing and a crown, which forms a condensation chamber with the skin.
The principle underlying the patch is surprisingly simple. A so-called ‘electrospray’ is used to spray minute quantities of an antigen onto the patch, facilitating optimal retention of its chemical properties.An ultra-moisturizing ‘condensation chamber’ formed between patch and skin allows these protein compounds to reach the tolerogenic Langerhans cells, where they begin the work of gradually desensitizing the body to these antigens.
If you’re interested in finding out more about DBV-Technologies’ food allergy treatment techniques, see this page.