DBV-Technologies’ electrospray turns a simple patch into an allergy-fighting super hero!

If you’re affected by one of the many food allergies that seem to have become so prevalent these days, perhaps you should take a look at the dbv-technologies.com internet site. This French firm has been working on ways of treating certain allergies with the use of a new kind of application for electrospray technology (illustrated below). This involves spraying electrically-charged proteins (antigens) onto the backing of an adhesive patch.

Electrospray technology is central to the manufacture of the Viaskin® patch

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This solution then dries and sticks fast to the backing. When applied to the skin, the patch’s condensation chamber effect solubilizes the antigen and it is able to pass through the skin’s outer layers and into the body, without entering the bloodstream. This is crucial to prevent the occurrence of anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. DBV-Technologies have tested this approach out using a number of different proteins, including peanut, house dust mite and cows’ milk protein. Taken together, these are some of the most dangerous and widespread allergies, as well as those which are likely to have a severe impact on the sufferer’s quality of life. If you’d like to find out more about this solution, simply click here.