BreathSpec® and COVID-19

BreathSpec® and COVID-19

BreathSpec® has demonstrated capability to reliably differentiate between respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Read more here.

A simple collection method is used to capture a person’s breath in a single, unforced exhalation. As the breath flows through the reservoir tube, the syringe is drawn down to capture the breath ready for immediate injection into the BreathSpec®. Once the breath is injected into the BreathSpec®, kit is rapidly analysed by the GC-IMS and a readout is produced.

 

Picture courtesy of Loughborough University

Applications

Applications

The FlavourSpec VDK has been specially optimized to to quantify levels of Diacetyl and pentandione (VDK) in the beer brewing process.

If you have any questions about an application of yours or about the information above please contact us.

Specifications

Specifications

Working Principle Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)
Ionisation ß-radiation source (Tritium (3H))
Activity 300MBq, below the exemption limit of 1GBq, EURATOM guideline
Drift Voltage Polarity Positive and negative, switchable
Sampling Automatic GC headspace injector
Detection Limit Low ppbv
Dynamic Range 1-3 orders of magnitude
Display 6.4″ TFT, VGA display
Input Unit Rotary pulse encoder
Processor 400 MHz X-scale
Data Acquisition Ultra-fast-ADIO-board
Data Processing X-board / Baseboard
Data Storage 2-GB Compact-Flash
Communication RS232, USB, Ethernet
Electrical Connectors 2 x D-Sub 9-pole (for modem,
console), D-Sub 15-pole (for external devices), RJ45 (for
digital modem or SSH), 2 x USB-A
Power Supply 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz (external supply),
24 V DC / 5A, XLR-connector (internal)
Power Consumption < 180 Watt
Dimensions 449 x 375 x 177 mm (WxDxH)
Weight 15.5 kg
Housing 19″ compatible, IP 20 enclosure, EMC certificated
Gas Connectors 3 mm stainless steel Swagelok connectors
for gas in- and outlet

Pricing

Pricing

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