Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy platform is a new diagnostic modality capable of detecting biomarkers of disease, and also exogenous compounds such as volatile drug metabolites, in breath.
The company’s ReCIVA Breath Sampler and new Breath Biopsy Kits ensure consistent and reliable collection of breath samples. VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) biomarkers present in breath can be analysed with high sensitivity and selectivity in Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy Services Laboratory, or in a researcher’s own laboratory.
Availability of Breath Biopsy Kits makes breath biopsy widely accessible to clinical researchers and pharma companies including those without ‘in house’ analytical capability for breath samples and without being required to purchase high cost capital equipment. Breath Biopsy Kits are available to cover the entire process from discovery to validation of VOC biomarkers: Breath Biopsy Collection Kits enable researchers to collect reliable breath samples that can then be analysed in their own laboratory using instrumentation such as the Lonestar VOC Analyzer from Owlstone Medical; Breath Biopsy Discovery VOC Kits include the consumables required for breath collection, as well as a comprehensive global breath VOC analysis performed in Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy Services Laboratory to enable broad discovery of VOC biomarkers in breath; Breath Biopsy Target VOC Kits include the consumables required for breath collection, as well as a targeted analysis of specific VOC biomarkers by Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy Services to enable validation of biomarker classifiers.
The Breath Biopsy Kits contain high quality consumables for use with the ReCIVA Breath Sampler: including a Breath Biopsy Cartridge to collect, stabilise and enrich VOCs in breath, enhancing the sensitivity for detection of VOCs, and a disposable Breath Biopsy Mask. All kit components are manufactured and quality checked to the exacting standards required for the analysis of VOC biomarkers in breath. ReCIVA Breath Samplers are available for purchase or to lease.
By choosing to send samples to Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy Services Laboratory for analysis, scientists can benefit from the world’s largest Breath Biopsy digital biobank, to further explore biomarker classifiers and gain valuable insights into potential performance in larger patient populations.