Breath Biopsy® Collection Station

The complete package for reliable in vivo Breath Biopsy sample collection

  • Robust, non-invasive sample collection with ReCIVA® Breath Sampler
  • Efficient and portable ambient VOC exclusion with CASPER™ Portable Air Supply
  • Reliable sampling data collection and reporting with Breath Biopsy Collect software
  • Collect simultaneous replicate samples with Breath Biopsy Kits (sold separately)


The Breath Biopsy® Collection Station provides the tools you need to collect non-invasive, reproducible breath samples using Breath Biopsy. The Station includes the ReCIVA Breath Sampler for sample collection, the CASPER Portable Air Supply to exclude background contaminants from samples and a laptop with the Breath Biopsy Collect software that allows you to operate ReCIVA and that provides visual feedback on sampling progress.

Each sample collection also requires a single-use Breath Biopsy Kit. Each kit contains a disposable Breath Biopsy Mask and the Breath Biopsy Cartridge which captures VOCs for analysis. Inside the Breath Biopsy Cartridge, samples can be shipped at ambient temperature for analysis with Breath Biopsy Services or can be stored for analysis in your own facilities.

Breath Biopsy Collection Stations have been deployed in over 100 locations worldwide for research applications including respiratory diseases, liver diseases, cancer and environmental exposures.

Breath Biopsy Products and Services are for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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ReCIVA Breath Sampler

ReCIVA Breath Sampler

Owlstone Medical developed ReCIVA together with a multi-disciplinary group of leaders in breath research. Our goal was to enable reliable, reproducible and non-invasive breath sample collection that allows consistent sampling across different clinical setting and research applications.

ReCIVA includes capabilities to collect both VOC biomarkers and respiratory droplets depending on your analysis requirements. A laptop and Breath Biopsy Collect software are also provided to calibrate and monitor ReCIVA during sample collection.


ReCIVA Breath Sampler


  • Robust and reproducible

    Each Breath Biopsy Cartridge includes four independent adsorbent tubes for simultaneous VOC collection, providing multiple experimental replicates

  • Sensitive

    Pre-concentration of VOCs directly from breath onto adsorbent tubes allows more VOCs to be captured per sample increasing the sensitivity of the system to low abundance VOCs

  • Selective

    Breath pattern recognition means ReCIVA can collect specific breath fractions, allowing targeted analysis from different regions of the airways

  • Comfortable and Safe

    ReCIVA is non-invasive, safe and easy to use, making it suitable for breath sampling with almost any subject group across a wide range of disease contexts

  • Analysis Options

    VOC samples can be analyzed with a range of tools including GC-MS and FAIMS while respiratory droplets are compatible with established analytical processes

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CASPER Portable Air Supply

CASPER Portable Air Supply

The ReCIVA Breath Sampler is used in conjunction with CASPER Portable Air Supply, designed to improve breath sampling by reducing the abundance of VOCs in inhaled air.

CASPER filters ambient air which is inhaled by subjects, this helps to ensure than more of the VOCs in exhaled air originate from within the subject’s body and not from the surroundings. 

CASPER is designed for portability and ease of use.


CASPER Portable Air Supply


  • Integrated pump and filter unit
  • Air flow-rate designed for subject comfort
  • Lift-in/Lift-out filter cartridges
  • Remaining filter lifetime indicator lights
  • Air temperature and flow sensors
  • Easy fitting air tube attachment
  • Error warning lights and sounds


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Breath Biopsy Kits

Breath Biopsy Kits

Breath Biopsy Kits contain all the consumable components you will need to collect breath samples using Breath Biopsy. Each Kit includes a Breath Biopsy Mask and Breath Biopsy Cartridge, which together fit into the ReCIVA Breath Sampler.

Breath Biopsy Masks are disposable and  are coated to minimize sample contamination. They provide comfort during breath collection by forming a soft contact with the face while also helping to prevent VOC sample contamination from the surrounding air.

Breath Biopsy Cartridges capture and stabilize VOCs during sampling. Cartridges can be shipped for analysis with our Breath Biopsy Services or stored for analysis in your own facility.

Breath Biopsy Kits

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Breath Biopsy can detect a wide range of analytes in exhaled breath. These tests are non-invasive and offer high patient comfort, but more importantly are highly sensitive and selective. Breath Biopsy is suited to a wide range of applications in early detection, precision medicine and exposure research.

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