Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich is one of the main clinical institutions in Swizerland working on the field of breath analysis.
Together with other institutions and research centers in the region, they have shown a strong commitment to innovation, implementing the technique SUPER SESI-MS for real-time molecular analysis of breath: non-invasive, easy-to-use and provides real-time results.
The video (by Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich) shows a breath analysis performed with this platform in less than ten minutes.
The technique Secondary Electro-Spray Ionization (SESI) uses a nano-electrospray that produces a cloud of charging ions, which ionize the breath vapor molecules. The ionized molecules are transferred to the Mass Spectrometer, where they are classified according to their mass-to-charge ratio. The result is the chemical composition of breath in real time.