Hepatocellular carcinoma urinary biomarker detection using GC-IMS

A team of clinical and engineering researchers from the University of Warwick, Coventry University and the University of Leicester recently confirmed the feasibility of identifying urinary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) biomarkers using the Imspex Group’s proprietary gas chromatography-ion mobility spectrometry (GC-IMS) technology. In a pilot study, volatile organic compound (VOC) peaks representative of HCC were identified […]

Taking breath analysis into the future

Human breath contains up to a thousand volatile organic compounds that, when analysed,  can tell a story about a body’s state of health. These chemical compounds reflect the end processes of metabolic pathways. Patterns of compound peaks form ‘signatures’ when breath is analysed into its components and it is these signatures that allow for disease […]

A patent for our technology

Congratulations @Imspex_GAS on the granting of your patent for measurement of human breath using gas chromatography and ion mobility spectrometry. This is the foundation for the robust GC-IMS technology in BreathSpec® and FluidSpec® that has proven capability to screen for disease indications such as bacterial and viral respiratory tract infections, Group B Streptococcus infection, lung […]

Breath analysis for COVID-19 screening

A rapid and non-invasive test that can identify whether COVID-19 is present or not can make all the difference in giving people peace of mind to attend appointments for existing medical conditions or to get going again with business, education and sporting activities. This is one of the driving factors for the work of Dr […]

Breath analysis using BreathSpec®

The current pandemic has shown the value of accurate diagnostic tests that can deliver results quickly, at the point-of-care and without discomfort to the person being tested. BreathSpec® delivers on all of these parameters.   Take a look at BreathSpec® in action here. 

Breath analysis to detect COVID-19

Efforts to develop a quick and non-invasive breath test for the presence of COVID-19 are continuing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Imspex’s BreathSpec® is one of a battery of tests that are being used by Dr Renelle Myers and her Vancouver Coastal Health team in their work to develop a breath test that identifies the possible […]

New times, new technology

What does wellness – or otherwise – look like from the inside? This is a question that has intrigued people for millennia. It has, no doubt, been asked many times over the past year. Separation of exhaled breath into its chemical components is now starting to yield answers to this question. Analysis of a breath […]