Periodic Reporting for period 1 - BREATH (BREATH: Biomarkers for Respiratory diseases detected in Exhaled Air through a new Technological instrument for research and Healthcare markets.)
Reporting period: 2016-11-01 to 2017-04-30
The symptoms of these tend not to appear until the disease has already reached an advanced stage and there is no way of detecting it at an early stage. These often begin with pathological changes within the small airways, referred to as the “silent zone”, due to the difficulty of accessing it. Research studies on the pathological changes and biomarkers (such as cells and proteins) of lung diseases have been slowed. However, these are essential to improve diagnoses and treatments. The lung research field needs a device capable of probing these zones while reliably and efficiently collecting samples from a large range of people which can be analysed.
It will reduce the cost (6 times) and time (10 times) associated with lung research while providing the necessary functionality to undertake research which is currently not possible with conventional techniques. By allowing the discovery and validation of key biomarker relating to key lung diseases, BREATH will allow the quicker diagnosis and better treatment of these diseases, a significant benefit for our customers and the public.