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Multi-patch for allergy diagnosis

The goal of the multi-patch project is to design a generic patch technology for the diagnosis of a wide range of allergies, from food through to respiratory and contact allergies.

The goal of the MULTI-PATCH project is to design a generic patch technology for the diagnosis of a wide range of allergies, from food through to respiratory and contact allergies. DBV TECHNOLOGIES aims to become the European leader in allergies, for both diagnosis and therapy. This position is based on strong-patented technical innovation: e-patch(r). The e-patch technology was first designed for the diagnosis of cow milk allergies in children. This initial application needs to be extended to other allergy diagnoses in order to gain strong positions on the European market. Designing a universal patch for allergy diagnosis involves three important areas of research to be carried out by the DBV TECHNOLOGIES and HASCO LEK partnership: - The design of a standardised patch, adapted in structure and properties, for the diagnosis of allergies. - The development of a new production process which will lay the ground for multi-patch industrialisation (resulting in a machine prototype). - The development of new pharmaceutical techniques for adapting allergens to the multi-patch. The new active substances (allergens) and machine prototype must be developed together, with the aim of adapting the physical form of active substances to the automatic process, and the machine prototype to the chemical and biological requirements of active substances. The multi-patch project will result in a universal allergies diagnosis patch, designed for high volume industrialisation in compliance with European regulatory constraints, something that will be a constant guideline throughout the work progress. The partners will be able to address the three main allergy types: food (through the pharmaceutical preparation of soya, wheat and egg allergens in the multi-patch), respiratory allergies (especially allergens responsible for eczema) and contact allergies (dust, dust mites, etc.). Keywords: patch, electrostatic, automatisation.
Acronym: 
MULTI-PATCH
Project ID: 
3 292
Start date: 
01-06-2004
Project Duration: 
18months
Project costs: 
2 100 000.00€
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.