Health

Our health applications leverage the analytical capabilities of our instruments in diagnostics and screening applications:

  • BreathSpec® for breath analysis
  • FlavourSpec® for biofluids analysis (blood, urine, etc.)

Volatile Organic Compounds produced by pathogens in the organism, or by the organism’s response to those pathogens, provide us with a signature that can be identified to detect disease, allowing for early diagnosis or disease evolution follow up.

Areas of application:

  • COVID-19 infection
  • Bacterial vs Viral infection
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, etc.
  • Sepsis
  • Early Alzheimer Disease detection

Breath Analysis unique advantages:

  • Completely non-invasive, no swabs or other invasive sample collection
  • No sample preparation or reagents
  • Gives an immediate result, from sample collection to result in a few minutes
  • No need for expert users and can be deployed in the community (for example in transportation hubs, military personnel health monitoring, primary care, nursing homes and residential care)
  • Portable
  • Extremely cost effective, as no expensive consumables or reagents

Volatile Organic Compound biofluid analysis unique advantages:

  • Faster result than traditional methods, cutting measurement to result time from days to minutes or hours
  • No need for expert analytical personnel
  • Can be deployed at the point of need rather than at central analytical facilities
  • Extremely cost effective, as no expensive consumables or reagents

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