Although health care is generally far superior now than was the case even a few decades ago, some medical problems don’t seem to be going away. Certain allergies are more common today than in the past, for reasons that are not entirely clear. What is certain, however, is that DBV-Technologies (http://www.dbv-technologies.com) is determined to roll back the advance of food and other allergies.
Its main weapon in this fight is a range of simple adhesive patches, including the Viaskin® peanut patch.
Peanut allergy is one of the most widespread – and dangerous – of all food allergies. Hundreds of people die each year after ingesting peanuts or food contaminated with peanut. The peanut patch has been conceived as a safe way of introducing peanut antigens to an allergy sufferer’s body without causing a severe allergic reaction.
The dedicated section on the DBV-Technologies website, http://www.dbv-technologies.com/technology/viaskin-technology/, goes into greater detail on how the patch functions, but it essentially acts as a holder of and slow release delivery mechanism for very small doses of an immunoactive compound. No adjuvants are needed, skin abrasion is avoided and the delivery system is reliable, adaptable and pain-free. Taking all this into consideration, the future looks promising for this particular approach to an age-old problem!