Interreg-Projekt AppleCare. Forschungsprojekt zur Entwicklung einer natürlichen Therapie zur Behandlung der Birkenpollenallergie mit Äpfeln.

Interreg V-A IT-AT 2014-2020


  • Total budget 799 905,32 €
  • ERDF budget 617 972,52 €
Interreg Project Applecare. Natural therapy to treat birch pollen allergy with apple allergen. @Credits by ©LaimburgResearch Centre/ Thomas Letschka

Activities and purpose

The project

AppleCare is a research project that primarily targets people suffering from pollen allergy. One-fifth of the population in Central Europe suffers from this allergy, and the number of people affected is increasing every year. To combat these allergies, there already exists a treatment option through long-term hyposensitization, where the desired effects, however, do not manifest immediately. Remember the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? With Applecare, this saying becomes a reality. The birch pollen allergen is similar to the apple allergen, and the controlled consumption of the right number of apples can lead to a cure for the allergy. The ingestion of external allergens is therefore no longer necessary. Our partners are working to develop a sustainable therapy with the right dosage for everyone.

The partners

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Laimburg experimental center

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University of Innsbruck

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Medical University of Innsbruck

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South Tyrolean medical company

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