2016

We are launching a new research programme to eradicate flour mites, which cause significant damage to animal and human food reserves.

2015
2015

Domobios SA develops the Acar’up Dogs project for eliminating dust mites in dog beds. This product will be placed on the market in 2016. We are launching a new research programme to study and eventually eradicate lice.

2014
2014

Launch of the three-year ITINERA bed bug research programme (RISE Project, Innoviris).

2014

Aimed at helping innovative companies launch new research programmes.

2013

The Domobios Société Anonyme (Public Limited Company) was launched in January 2013 by Pierre Buffer and Anne-Catherine Mailleux, supported by business angels and high-quality investors from universities (Theodorus, ULB), the financial world (Inventure) and the pharmaceutical industry (Carrying Entrepreneurship Fund). The participatory financing operation (crowdfunding, My micro-invest) was a resounding success and was relayed in the press.

Acar'up, an effective solution for dust mite eradication, is supported by the medical community and is available in all pharmacies.

2013

Belfius Bank and MasterCard join forces to support start-ups whose projects can contribute to our country’s economic recovery.

2013

A fund aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in the medical field, managed by the Fondation Roi Baudoin.

2009

The results garnered by this first study led to a second study, the purpose of which was to design, manufacture and prepare a product for market that would attract mites from the depths of our mattresses, and then trap and kill them. This development was funded by the Spin Off Innoviris programme in Brussels and conducted in the Earth and Life Institute laboratory of the Université Catholique de Louvain (programme supervisor: Thierry Hance).

The tangible outcome of this product development was Acar’up.

2006

The first stage of this study was funded by the Prospective Research in Brussels d’Innoviris programme, and was carried out in the ULB Social Ecology laboratory (programme supervisors: Jean-Louis Deneubourg and Claire Detrain).

The purpose of this work was to better understand the biological phenomena associated with harmful mites. Despite the abundance of medical literature devoted to this subject, the biology of these creatures remains poorly understood. By studying their fundamental characteristics, we can better understand the mechanisms that maintain the natural equilibrium of the ecosystem within our mattresses, explain how it is disrupted and harness this knowledge to facilitate eradication.

2006

Current techniques are not able to eradicate dust mites from our homes. There are two main reasons for this failure: dust mites take refuge deep within upholstered furniture, sheltered from cleaning products, and they also breed rapidly, so we studied their behaviour and communication methods in order to develop an effective solution.