Could a cutting-edge solution from DBV-Technologies solve that modern scourge, the food allergy?

Advances in medical technology, hygiene, education and nutrition have generally-speaking seen many illnesses and diseases rolled back during the course of the 20th century. However, there is one 21st century phenomenon that shows no sign of abating – the increased prevalence of allergies. is the online home to one firm that’s hoping to turn the tide.

DBV-Technologies has recently developed a range of innovative solutions driven by a deceptively simply technique – the adhesive patch. This method, officially termed the ‘Viaskin’ patch, delivers protein compounds to the patient’s immune system. This gradually gets the body used to certain antigens and in time ‘desensitizes’ it, meaning severe allergic reactions are less likely to occur.

The Viaskin® peanut patch
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At  you’ll see how this method can be used to treat children suffering from cow’s milk protein allergy, which currently affects up to 3% of babies and young children. A similar patch can also be used in the fight against peanut allergies.