French biotech firm tests Viaskin Peanut skin patch to treat peanut allergy

February 23, 2015 9:34 AM

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In the Sunday’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Houston, Texas, findings of the first results if the clinical trial were presented. Early stage clinical tests have shown that a new skin patch is proving effective in fighting peanut allergies. The skin patch called Viaskin Peanut patch is being tested on several individuals across multiple countries to check for efficacy and safety. The results proved the patch’s efficacy in preventing life-threatening reactions to peanuts.

It is known that over three million Americans are allergic to nuts, and the greater fraction is allergic especially to peanuts. A new study by a France-based biotech firm, DBV, has helped come with a potential solution for sufferers of peanut allergy. The firm has introduced a Viaskin Peanut patch t...

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