House dust mites

House dust mites

House dust mites are arachnoids and are present in every household and are living within dust, textile, carpets, beds and upholster furniture. HDMs belong to the Pyroglyphidae family. The most important House dust mites are Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae (in drier areas). HDMs contain allergens which is a (non) protein or substance which can induce an allergic response. Humans mostly get exposed to house dust mites and other indoor allergens. Humans who are atopic can react on this exposure by developing an allergy. Allergic responses can result in eczema, conjunctivitis, asthma symptoms and rhinitis.

Supplier of HDM allergens

Our main focus is the production of house dust mites (HDMs) and their allergens. Our strength lies in the control of the whole chain, from cultivation to purification. Our specialty starts with our cultivation medium which has an absolute low in foreign protein. Our cultivation technique leads to high concentrations of the major allergens, resulting in strong raw materials, extracts in several grades of purity, and very pure major allergens. All our house dust mite products contain the native proteins, with no denaturing treatments during production and purification.

We deliver house dust mites source material in different forms. Please click on the type of house dust mite that you are interested in for more information and the available forms.

HDM induced asthma models

Often we receive questions about house dust mite (HDM) induced asthma models. Which models are researchers using, which model do we recommend, what are the differences? To answer these questions we have contacted multiple research institutes all over the world and collected their models and background information. Click on this link for an overview of the available animal models.

Citeq Biologics
Admiraal de Ruyterlaan 5
9726GN Groningen
The Netherlands