Working with University of Manchester to develop new asthma diagnostics
Published on 07 Jul 22, under Lung & Respiratory
We've been working with Professors Clare Murray and Stephen Fowler at the University of Manchester (UoM) to develop new asthma diagnostics for a few years. Our ongoing collaboration has been recognized in a new supplement produced by the UoM to demonstrate best practice in 'Business Engagement and Knowledge Exchange'.
The case study features quotes from both Professor Clare Murray and Billy Boyle, our CEO, discussing the great need for improved and non-invasive asthma diagnostics, and the potential that breath testing has to revolutionize this area of clinical medicine, improving the lives of millions of people living with asthma around the world.
"There are an estimated 339 million people with asthma worldwide, of whom only around 18% are fully in control of their symptoms. Identifying VOC biomarkers and developing a breath test for asthma is a crucial priority for us that will dramatically improve on current methods. Our work with The University of Manchester and the NIHR Manchester BRC, supported by Asthma UK and Innovate UK, provides us with a key opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers and progress towards a test that could help millions of people to benefit from personalised healthcare."
You can read the rest in UoM's 'Business Engagement and Knowledge Exchange' supplement, our case study can be found on pages 19 and 20.
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