This device tests for diseases by sampling only your breath

Unfortunately, diseases are a painful reality of life. That being said, it is important to regularly test for the presence of disease in your body, so if one is present, it can be treated early.

Testing for diseases or other conditions concerning your health can be painful, as they require blood and tissues samples. What if there was a way to monitor your body’s heath in a non-invasive, pain-free manner?

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With the help of an innovative medical technology made by Owlstone Medical called Breath Biopsy, it is possible to monitor and test your body for signs of disease with only your breath.

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Breath Biopsy technology enables an entirely new way to measure the chemical makeup of human breath. In doing so, medical professionals can look for biomarkers of disease, monitor how drugs are being processed within the body, and measure exposure to hazardous substances.

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The technology works by sampling volatile organic compounds or VOCs from the breath. These are gaseous molecules that can be easily and quickly sampled from breath.

By analyzing the VOCs, medical professionals are able to determine what may or may not be affecting your body.

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To undergo a Breath Biopsy, all you need to do is use a tool made by Owlstone Medical called the ReCIVA Breath Sampler at a doctor’s office or hospital. As you breathe a controlled supply of air into the sampler, the machine collects samples of the VOCs and stabilizes them on Breath Biopsy Cartridges. These cartridges are then sent to a lab for analysis.

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Breath Biopsy technology is applicable in detecting a wide range of diseases such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, metabolic disease, inflammatory disease, and even cancer.

By utilizing this rapid, efficient means of disease detection, medical professionals can detect and treat diseases at an early stage which can lead to a much more positive prognosis.

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