The past fifty years have seen giant strides made in the field of medicine. However, as old problems have been solved, new issues have arisen to take their place. Allergies in general and food allergies in particular are a case in point. The exponential increase in people affected by allergies is a major feature of modern life, especially in relation to dust mites and certain foodstuffs. DBV-Technologies is attempting to reverse this trend with an exciting new approach, about which more information is available from

For a more detailed look at DBV-Technologies’ ingenious solution, just go to This section showcases the Viaskin patch, which is at the centre of the drive to treat allergies painlessly and effectively.

How the Viaskin® patch works is actually very simple. The patch contains an allergen in powder form. An integrated condensation chamber moisturizes the skin, making it easier for the allergen to be delivered epicutaneously. Over time, the body’s immune system no longer reacts as violently towards the immunoactive compound – it has become desensitized to the offending antigen.

This method works on all age groups and can be used to treat a wide range of allergies.

How the Viaskin® patch works

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