Tech innovation award for one-minute asthma test

A hand-held breath test that aims to transform asthma care has been recognized with the Best Product Award for printed technologies, at the IDTechEx Show, Conference and Exhibition in Berlin on 11-12th April 2018.

The technology, now under development by Applied Nanodetectors Ltd, measures volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the breath. It has the potential to assist diagnosis, and to show how well treatment is working to control inflammation.

In addition, the system would include disease management software to make treatment recommendations based on the results.

Dr Victor Higgs PhD, Managing Director of Applied Nanodetectors, said: “We are delighted and honoured to receive the IDTechEx Award for Best Product.  We have been developing a new point of care exhaled breath test, which would give asthma patients a rapid diagnosis and personalized treatment plan in less than one minute. Home monitoring of airway inflammation via exhaled breath would enable a more proactive, personalized and cost-effective approach to disease management. Inside the handheld device, we use our printed electronics sensor array platform. It’s a low-cost technology that can monitor many gases simultaneously, in real time and with a high degree of accuracy”.

He added: “We know that time and resources are under great pressure in all healthcare services. That is why our focus is on developing an affordable solution that will give healthcare professionals and their patients fast and relevant answers to improve asthma care.”

Victor Higgs receiving IDTechEx best new product award Dr Victor Higgs and Mr Raghu Das at IDTecEx show Berlin 2018 Victor Higgs receiving IDTechEx best new product award Dr Victor Higgs and Mr João Bocas at IDTecEx show Berlin 2018 Victor Higgs receiving IDTechEx best new product award Dr Victor Higgs and Mr Harry Swan at IDTecEx show Berlin 2018 Dr Victor Higgs receiving IDTechEx best new product award Dr Victor Higgs receiving IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2018 Best Product Award

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