Cumulative number of clinical trials involving breath analysis
Analysis of all clinical trial data1 shows that between 1997 and 2017, 517 trials have used or are using a form of breath analysis in their workflow. During this time period there has been a rise in the annual number of clinical trials starting involving breath analysis, indicating the increasing interest in the utility of breath-based biomarkers (Figure 1).
Disease categorization in 517 clinical trials using breath analysis
The identified clinical trials cover a wide range of conditions, demonstrating the breadth of applications where breath analysis is thought to be useful. A breakdown of the generalized disease categories of the trials is shown in Figure 2.
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The world's largest breath based clinical trials
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1. Data from https://clinicaltrials.gov/.