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Venom Immunotherapy Saves Lives

The statistics are concerning: 7% of the US population is at risk for life-threatening reactions to bee and wasp stings¹, resulting in 220,000 annual ER visits². The fear and danger associated with hymenoptera venom allergies deeply impacts your patients’ quality of life and well-being.

Offering venom immunotherapy (VIT) in your clinic can change lives. With an impressive efficacy rating of up to 98%³, VIT significantly reduces the risk of systemic reactions, making it possible for patients to once again enjoy being outdoors.

Venom Extracts

From Field to Patient: How Our Venom Extracts Are Produced

  • Collection: We have a network of collectors aross the country that provide us with thousands of pounds of wasps and other vespids each year. Then, the frozen insects are shipped to our site. Honey bees are carefully and sustainably bred. We collect up to 14 different species.
  • Vespid Dissection: The venom sac is roughly a size of a pin head and are extracted in our facility by hand with tweezers. It takes 520 staff-hours to extract 130,000 insects for one batch of raw material.
  • Processing: To ensure consistent supply, HollisterStier Allergy has made significant investments in venom-related equipment and infrastructure.
  • Filling: By adding a second lyophilizer and filler to our venom line, we ensure an uninterrupted supply of venom to the market.
  • Finishing: This manual process encompasses individual inspection, hand-labeling each vial, and hand-packaging the product ahead of shipping.
  • Release: Each batch must pass a minimum of 15 separate quality checks before it is released for shipment.

WARNING Important Safety Information (See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning.)

Intended for use only by licensed health care provider experienced in administering allergenic extracts and trained to provide immediate emergency treatment in the event of a life-threatening reaction. Observe patients for at least 30 minutes following administration. Immunotherapy may not be suitable for patients with medical conditions that reduce their ability to withstand a systemic reaction. Allergenic extracts can cause serious systemic reactions; including anaphylactic shock and in rare cases death, especially in patients who have severe or steroid-dependent asthma, cardiovascular disease, or in patients who use beta blockers. Do not inject intravenously. The reconstituted single venom products are intended for subcutaneous injection for immunotherapy and percutaneous use for diagnosis. The Mixed Vespid venom protein is for immunotherapy only, not for diagnosis. Diagnosis should be based on individual venoms. Refer to contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reaction and over dosage for more detailed information.

HollisterStier Allergy Venom Extracts

Venom Extracts Offered by HollisterStier Allergy

We offer five different venom extracts for testing and treating: Honey Bee, White-Faced Hornet, Yellow Hornet, Wasp, and Yellow Jacket. These extracts are available in single, five, and 12-dose vials. Additionally, our Mixed Vespid product is available in a 12-dose vial. This extract contains Yellow Jacket, White-Faced Hornet, and Yellow Hornet, providing highly-sensitive patients with the protection they need.

Our Venomil® 2mL Single-Dose Diagnostic Venoms offer exceptional versatility and convenience. Packaged separately for each species, these venoms provide ample product for diagnosing either a single patient or multiple patients in the same setting. Alternatively, they can also supply enough product for a maintenance dose for one patient.

BeeAware Allergy: Empowering Patients, Supporting Physicians

BeeAware Allergy, by HollisterStier Allergy, is a patient education campaign that raises awareness of bee sting allergies and venom immunotherapy. Our commitment is to provide resources on the severity of bee sting allergies so physicians can focus on what matters most: treating patients.

BeeAware Resource Examples

When You Visit BeeAware, You’ll Discover

Searchable Allergist Directory

Our user-friendly physician locator tool connects patients with local allergists specializing in venom immunotherapy, ensuring convenient access to effective bee sting allergy treatment.

Informative Patient Education Materials

Healthcare professionals can request our comprehensive printed materials, equipping their practice with informative resources on bee sting allergies, allergist referrals, and the benefits of venom immunotherapy, enabling them to provide exceptional care and guidance.

Easy-to-Use Social Media Toolkit

Our downloadable social media toolkit empowers healthcare professionals to effectively advocate for allergist referrals and raise awareness about bee sting allergies through various social media channels, expanding their impact in educating the community.

Community & Connection

Our platform provides a dedicated space for users to share and read personal bee sting stories, creating a supportive community where individuals can gain insights, find support, and learn from others with similar experiences.

Partnership for Collaborative Care

Through collaborations with primary care providers, school nurses, and more, our campaign promotes the importance of referrals. BeeAware fosters a collaborative approach to patient care, ensuring comprehensive healthcare experiences for individuals with bee sting allergies.

¹Boyle, R., & Ludman, S. (2015). Stinging insect allergy: Current perspectives on venom immunotherapy. Journal of Asthma and Allergy, 75-86. doi:10.2147/jaa.s62288
²Forrester, J. A., Weiser, T. G., & Forrester, J. D. (2018). An Update on Fatalities Due to Venomous and Nonvenomous Animals in the United States (2008–2015). Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 29(1), 36-44. doi:10.1016/j.wem.2017.10.004
³Golden, David B.K. et al. Stinging insect hypersensitivity: A practice parameter update 2016. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol, Vol 118, 28-54.