In addition to its non-invasive character, breath analysis is particularly interesting, since it can be performed “online”: The exhaled breath is directly analysed with immediate results. For such real-time breath analysis, IONICON PTR-TOF instruments have become the reference method.
IONICON also provides an optimized inlet systems for PTR-MS (BET-med), for real-time breath analysis. Safety of patients has become an increasing focus, and even devices for non-invasive breath analysis have to comply with international regulations. The IONICON BET-med system has been certified for clinical use, which allows real-time breath analysis of patients.
Resources: Fernández del Río et al. Volatile biomarkers in breath associated with liver cirrhosis – comparisons pre- and post-liver transplant breath samples. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.07.027