Breath Explor Sampling Device

Lung Particle Collector

Exhaled breath contains both volatile and non-volatile components. The part that contains the non-volatile components is present in the form of aerosol particles. These particles can be selectively collected using Breath Explor. The Breath Explor Sampling Device provides A-B-C sampling through the three individual collectors inside the sampling device. Tests have shown that each collector captures more than five times the quantity of surfactant, compared to previous know techniques for breath sampling. Having three separate collectors, Breath Explor captures more than 15 times as much surfactant in one sampling.

When preparing one collector the amount of liquid needed is less than 1/3rd compared with previously known laboratory procedure. There are substantial savings in terms of both costs and time as evaporation of the liquid is linear in time to
the amount of liquid. Breath Explor Sampling Device is developed to be applicable to automize preparation by a Collaborative Robot.

Exhaled breath is always readily accessible and sampling is convenient for the donor and non-invasive in nature.

This product is patent pending.

Exhaled breath constitutes an attractive specimen for medical investigations

Breath Explor Sampling Device is very easy to use and include A-B-C sampling by separate collectors

Breath Explor is designed to fit automation by collaborative robots, automation will in the future be very important to strengthen companies competitiveness

Breath Explor

Exhaled breath constitutes an attractive specimen for medical investigations. As compared to alternatives, exhaled breath is always readily accessible and sampling is convenient for the donor and non-invasive in nature. Exhaled breath may contain
as many detectable components as blood and urine. There are already several FDA approved breath-related tests but for volatile compounds.

Exhaled breath contains both volatile and non-volatile compounds. The part that contain the non-volatile components is present in the form of aerosol particles. Particles of sizes about 1 µm in diameter are always present in human breath,
most particles are <1 µm in diameter. These particles are formed during inhalation, when small airways re-open and the lining fluid burst. The particles can be selectively collected using impaction technology used for aerosol particle collection.
The particles are composed of surfactant, a liquid that is secreted in the distal airways and is crucial for lung function. The exact surfactant composition is functionally important and complex, and consists of lipids, mainly phospholipids,
and proteins. Both the proteins and lipids are considered important for mechanical and protective functions. Both components may be affected by disease. Thus surfactant is an interesting source of potential biomarkers.

In 2010 the detection of amphetamine in exhaled breath at about 24 h after intake was reported and initiated a new set of work has explored drug breath testing further. The potential for this new drug testing technology was demonstrated in
a study of illicit drug users recovering from acute intoxication. Actual drug intake was determined on basis of self-report, plasma and urine analysis. The results demonstrated that all studied drug substances were detected in the collected
exhaled breath sample at the time they were clinically recovered.

Text by Prof. Olof Beck, Karolinska Institute

CRTC

Collaborative Robot Test Centre

CRTC is a test center for collaborative robots, located in Västerås, Sweden’s fifth largest city and home to Swedish founded Asea, which today is the Swedish-Swiss multinational company ABB AB.

Robots working with people (collaborative robots/cobots) will in the future be a very important component to strengthen companies competitiveness. Global trends are increasingly pointing to the adaption of manufacturing services. This type
of robots opens up completely new applications that have not previously been possible to automate.

Instructions

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Breath Explor

Hållnäsgatan 6
SE-75228 Uppsala
Sweden

Phone: +46 (0)18 508300
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Version: 2017 2.0

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Breath Explor

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