Personalized Integrated Mobile Exhalation Decoder

THE CHALLENGE

The containments of pandemics like COVID 19 require access to reliable technologies that can be used readily by nonprofessionals and monitor their health status or the progression of the disease at homes, nursing homes, jails, hospitals, etc. A portable instrument specifically designed for intelligent, targeted, and user-friendly breath analysis to search for the comparatively smaller number of identified VOC biomarkers for each disease as opposed to performing a comprehensive identification of breath volatiles is of paramount significance.

 

OUR SOLUTION

This invention simplifies breath collection and breath analysis and brings to the point of care. The modular system can be programmed to monitor for a panel of breath biomarkers, can analyze and store the data, and can transmit the information via cloud. The AI-enabled system can be personalized to monitor the breath contents of individuals while also comparing it with the large target populations. The invention provides a new chip-scale method for the analysis of the volatile organic compounds in general and breath VOCs and is meant to replace GC-MS systems. It can also eliminate the breath collection and sample transportation to labs as its entire system is integrated including both breath collection and analyzer.

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Bioinformatics
For Information, Contact:
Rozzy Finn
Licensing Officer
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Rozzy@vt.edu
Inventors:
Masoud Agah
Leyla Nazhandali
Mustahsin Chowdhury
Nipun Thamatam
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