New hope for pet allergics
HypoPet AG, a spin-off company of the University of Zurich, brings hope to people that are allergic to animal hair. The team of Swiss researchers has developed a method to reduce the Fel d 1 protein – the trigger for cat allergy – by vaccinating the cat. The method that has been awarded with the first price of the prestigious Swiss Technology Award 2013 (category: inventors) does not harm the cat as the animal does not depend on the protein.
HypoPet works on further developing the method to bring vaccination (HypoCat™) to the market that ensures that cat owners worldwide are not forced to give away their beloved pet or undergo a complex desensitization process. In a next step, the team envisions to develop vaccination against dog allergy (HypoDog™).
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