rEAL-TIME ANALYSIS OF VOCS IN EXHALED BREATH
We breathe between 17,000 and 30,000 times every day. Each exhalation carries several thousand molecular species that reflect our metabolism in that particular moment.
Breath Analysis requires the highest sensitivity and selectivity instruments like SUPER SESI, the lowest detection limits and immediate response.
SUPER SESI is non invasive, and can be continuously monitored, offering an excellent window to the human metabolism.
SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE ON SESI-MS
Real-time breath analysis with SESI-MS is useful for biomarker identification, pharmacokinetic studies and to solve the time dimension in metabolomic studies. Here you are a selection of papers based on Secondary Electro-Spray Ionization (SESI) for the main purposes.
The field of breath analysis research is very extensive, with several groups working on it. Some areas of interest include:
Bio-marker research in Pulmonology & Gastroenterology.
Breath comes from the respiratory system, and it is in contact with the oral cavity. It is rich in of lung and gastric metabolites.
Some lung problems which could greatly benefit from a breath diagnosis protocol: Pneumonia, TB, COPD, Asthma, Lung Cancer…
Bio-markers research of VOCs in blood. The lung exchanges chemical species between blood and breath very efficiently, thus providing access the bloodstream, and the entire body.
Pharmaco-kinetics. Breath is a non invasive. SUPER SESI allows for the analysis of multiple exhalations without causing any discomfort to the subject. This greatly facilitates the pharmacologic profiling.
TIPS TO INCLUDE SUPER SESI IN YOUR BREATH RESEARCH PROTOCOL
A basis breath research plan aimed at the discovery of new breath biomarkers can be categorized as Clinical Study.
We have prepared a free guide to help you prepare the corresponding Clinical Study Protocol to include SUPER SESI.