The ProtecSom laboratory is investing more in the fight against dust mites

An information and awareness campaign for people potentially affected by dust mite allergy is born! This campaign is the result of a strong partnership between the Asthma & Allergies Association, the ProtecSom Laboratory and several specialists in allergy.


All united against dust mite allergy

Asthme & Allergies, an association created in 1991, has become the reference actor for allergies and asthma. This association does not stop multiplying the actions for the patients and their needs with the will to accompany the patient in his course of care and to help him to live better with his allergy or his asthma.

Like the ProtecSom laboratory, other partners have lent their support to carry out this communication campaign.


Simple cold or mite allergy, beware of confusion!

Too often trivialized, the symptoms of dust mite allergy are often perceived as those of a simple cold. However, allergic rhinitis that is not supported can have serious consequences.

Clogged nose or runny nose, sneezing, tiredness, coughing, red eyes … These symptoms are as restrictive as they are invasive and have a real impact on the daily life and quality of life of people with allergies.


Indeed, respiratory allergies, constantly increasing, represent a real handicap for people who suffer as they affect their daily lives.

Improve the daily lives of allergic people

As a manufacturer of medical devices for people allergic to dust mites, we place the patient at the heart of our motivation. It is therefore our duty to make every effort to inform people who will be able to put the right words on their ills.

It is therefore natural that we participated in this communication action. Through this and with all the actors, we want to inform about the various symptoms of dust mite allergy, to encourage to make a diagnosis with their doctors, and to present the solutions which will be able, in a durable way, to improve the daily of people allergic to dust mites.


Discover now this communication campaign 


More information on Asthme & Allergies website:

Interview with Lucie, Manufacturing Manager

Lucie started in March 2012 in the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory as a seamstress before being given the position of Manufacturing Manager.


Lucie, can you describe your Thjob in 3 words?

  • Organization
  • Management of time 

What is your job ?

Au quotidien, je m’occupe de la gestion de production de nos ateliers de fabrication. Plus précisément, je mets en place des moyens et des outils qui permettent d’améliorer continuellement nos ateliers de fabrication, de manière à allier hausse de la productivité et bien être des salariés.

The manufacturing workshop, what is it ?

The manufacturing workshop is where we make our dust mite covers, from A to Z! The fact that our products are medical devices requires a traceability and transparency of our products. The manufacture of our dust mite covers requires a know-how worthy of the greatest sewing workshops!


What motivates you to work in the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory ?

Working within the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory gives me the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks that leave no room for routine. To flourish in a company where the main mission is to improve the daily lives of people with allergies is a real source of motivation.

Tell us briefly a typical day ?   

There is no typical day in the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory. Every day is different, that’s what I like !

Use your inhalation chamber effectively in 5 steps

If you or someone close to you suffers from respiratory diseases like asthma or COPD, a doctor may have prescribed an inhaled treatment with a metered dose inhaler (MDI) and a valved holding chamber.



Discover 5 tips for using your Tipshaler® inhalation chamber.

Check the metered dose inhaler

Make sure the MDI is not empty.

Remove the caps and shake the inhaler

Remove the cap of the aerosol dispenser then shake it vigorously (perform this action again if it has not been used for more than 10 minutes).

Purge and insert the mouthpiece into the inhaler

Purge the first puff in the void. Insert the mouthpiece of the MDI into the adapter on the back of the inhalation chamber.

Place the mouthpiece or mask correctly

Place the mouthpiece of the chamber or the mask on the mouth and nose, and slightly to allow the mask to adhere well to his face.

Release a dose of the medicament

Release a dose of medication on the MDI, while holding the mouthpiece or mask on the patient’s face. Release the number of puffs prescribed by the doctor.


Wait at least 15 seconds to be sure the patient is breathing well (2 or 3 inhalations), then remove the mouthpiece or mask from the mouth.

Repeat according to the doctor’s prescription.

Find these steps in a short video: 

OptimHal-ProtecSom present at the Francophone Congress of Allergology (Paris, France) !

From April 18 to 20, 2018 will be held the 13th edition of the Francophone Congress of Allergology (CFA), which will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris (France).



The CFA, which brings together nearly 2,500 health professionals, has become over the years the unmissable event for French allergists.

This year, the congress will treat the following theme: Allergy and Drugs.

Other aspects of the pathology such as food, drug, respiratory, ENT or ophthalmic allergies, explorations, pediatric specificities or therapeutic education will be discussed.



For our laboratory, this congress is an important event, which allows our team to meet and exchange with many respirologists, allergists, patient associations …





Find us on the 36 booth to discover our interfaces of inhalation dedicated to respiratory diseases as the TipsHaler® valved holding chamber but also our protective devices for the allergic patients as the Texaal® dust mite covers.


Find the full program of the Congress here.

Adress: 2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris

OptimHal-ProtecSom present at the next Normand Pediatric Seminar

On Thursday, March 22, 2018 will be held the 30th Normand Pediatric Seminar, which takes place as every year, in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, near Caen (14).


This new edition, organized by Professor Jacques BROUARD, Head of Pediatric Department at the University Hospital of Caen, will gather many specialists in asthma and allergy in the Normandy region, working in the field of pediatrics. The theme of the seminar will be: “What prospects for limiting antibiotic prescriptions in pediatrics in 2018?


This day will be punctuated by communications about pediatric surgery, child psychiatry and neonatology from the University Hospital of Caen.


As for many years and as Normand Laboratory, we will be present during this day to meet and exchange with the leading local specialists in asthma and allergies and to enhance our medical devices “made in Normandy” .


Find the full program of the 30th Normand Pediatric Seminar here.


Adress : Hôtel Mercure, 2 Place de Boston, 14200 Hérouville-Saint-Clair

Arab Health – DubaÏ : Come meet us !


From January 29 to February 1, 2018 will be held the Arab Health, which takes place as every year at the International Center of Congresses and Exhibitions of Dubai. (United Arab Emirates)


This fair, large and internationally renowned, is the unmissable event in the field of the pharmaceutical industry and medical devices. Arab Health attracted nearly 4,000 exhibitors from 40 different countries in 2017.


Find us at the French pavilion in Hall Z2 on B35 booth to discover our interfaces of inhalation dedicated to respiratory diseases as the TipsHaler® valved holding chamber or the OrHal® partitioned mask… but also our protective devices for the allergic patients as the Texaal® dust mite covers.


For more information : Arab Health

ProtecSom-OptimHal present at the next CPLF (Lyon, France)

ProtecSom-OptimHal CPLF 2018



From January 26 to 28, 2018 will be held the 22nd edition of the Congress of Pneumology of French Language (CPLF), which will take place this year at the Palais des Congrès in Lyon (France).


This new edition will bring together nearly 5,000 health professionals, working in particular in the field of pneumology and will be on the theme : “Thoracic oncology – The lung and its environment“.


This congress is the opportunity to meet and exchange with many specialists in asthma : respirologists, allergists, patient associations… 




At this occasion, we will be delighted to welcome you on our booth (80), to present the inhalation devices from ProtecSom-OptimHal research : 

  • TipsHaler, first valved holding chamber optimized for control treatments and especially inhaled corticosteroids.
  • CombiHaler, the spacer for mechanical ventilation circuits.

Looking forward to meeting you in Lyon and to exchange with you !


More information about the program of this 22nd edition.

Guest Book – Extract

Guest Book - ProtecSom






« Purchase of “renewal” for my 12-year-old girl who is asthmatic since she was 4 years old. For some time, she has been sleeping with two pillows, one of which was not wrapped, and I have noticed a worsening of sneezing. So I try to wrap this 2nd pillow to limit its reaction to mites. Stay tuned…
PS: The rest of the bedding is protected for a long time and I am very satisfied with ProtecSom products. »


Extract from a satisfaction questionnaire


Guest Book – Laboratoire ProtecSom