Lonestar Disease Biomarker Detection

Lonestar® VOC Analyzer

An easy to use analyzer for the detection of VOC biomarkers

  • Rapid, sensitive and selective VOC detection
  • Versatile biomarker analysis with wide-ranging applications
  • Cost-effective and easy to use
As of September 2021, the Lonestar VOC Analyzer has been discontinued and is no longer available to purchase. If you are interested in using FAIMS for VOC detection contact us to find out about our current capabilities.


Disease Biomarker Detection with the Lonestar VOC Analyzer

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the end product of metabolic processes in the body that are related to diseases. VOCs have been collected from various sample types including breath, blood, urine and feces, they can also be collected from in vitro cell samples or ex vivo tissues.

Using Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS), the Lonestar VOC Analyzer analyzes VOCs to aid research into biomarkers related to a range of illnesses including infections, inflammatory diseases and cancers. Our customers include GSK, Samsung, and the UK National Health Service, among many others. 

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  • Sensitive

    Parts per billion detection levels combined with inlet control for high dynamic range

  • Fast

    Ideal for rapid screening of samples

  • Adaptable

    Compatible with breath, urine, stool, blood, sweat, sputum and other VOC sources

  • Accessible

    Cost-effective and easy to use for both clinicians and researchers

  • Focused

    Software-adjustable selective screening for target compounds

  • Responsive

    Integrated temperature, flow and humidity sensors for stable, closed-loop operation

  • Convenient

    Network and wireless connectivity for remote monitoring and operation

  • Collaborative

    Easy integration of other sensor data and control of third party systems

  • Versatile

    Powerful custom software for data visualisation, real-time control and offline analysis

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How it works

Versatile VOC Analysis

Lonestar was designed to accept samples from a range of inputs. For solid or liquid samples as well as in vitro or ex vivo VOC sources, VOCs can be collected via the ATLAS Headspace Sampler.

The FAIMS chip inside Lonestar separates and identifies VOCs by means of their relative ion mobilities. When using ATLAS, samples could be fed directly from ATLAS into Lonestar.

Learn about FAIMS technology

We have worked with a number of eNose platforms for medical breath research and we have found Owlstone’s FAIMS technology and Lonestar instrument to provide very good accuracy.

Professor Peter Sterk
University of Amsterdam

We have been using FAIMS for almost five years and have found it able to non-invasively detect a broad range of diseases, including cancer, with high sensitivity and specificity

Professor James Covington
University of Warwick

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