Breath biomarker discovery with Breath Biopsy® could help to enable non-invasive precision medicine and symptom monitoring for microbiome related diseases.Find Out More
Webinar: Non-invasive Functional Assessment of the Microbiome from Exhaled Breath
A webinar introducing breath biomarkers originating from the microbiome, and Breath Biopsy technology and its capabilities.View Webinar
Blog: Understanding Gut Health Through Breath and Fecal Headspace VOC Analysis
When it’s up in the air, trust what your gut is telling you - understanding gut health and associated diseases through breath and fecal headspace VOC analysis.View Article
Presentation: Sarah Bloor & Charlotte Pitcher at the Breath Biopsy Conference 2022
APPLICATIONS OF BREATH ANALYSIS: The past, present, and future of breath testing for bacterial overgrowthView Presentation
Paper: Performance and Interpretation of Hydrogen and Methane Breath Testing
Impact of North American Consensus GuidelinesView Paper
Gut Health Tests
Take control of your digestive health through a simple at-home test.Find Out More
Over one billion people worldwide are affected by gastrointestinal illness, and in the US alone this results in $21 billion of direct and indirect costs each year. While symptoms can be mild, they can also be severe and debilitating with significant impacts on quality of life. Key conditions include small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), food intolerances such as carbohydrate malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastroesophageal reflux (GORD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Despite the range of illnesses that can affect gastrointestinal health, symptoms are largely similar and non-descript including bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation. Achieving a diagnosis can also be a drawn out and embarrassing experience for patients, often taking several years. In partnership with Functional Gut Diagnostics, we are providing Breath Tests that aid in the diagnosis of SIBO, lactose intolerance and fructose intolerance. We are also investigating applications for VOC biomarkers, which have shown to have promise in detecting IBD and other gastrointestinal diseases.
Our vision is to develop a menu of Breath Biopsy Digestive Health Tests and other tools to help patients to manage their day to day symptoms, understand the impact of diet on their digestive health, and help to detect and diagnose a wide range of gastrointestinal health issues.
A detailed look at some of the research studies that are investigating potential microbiome related biomarkers.
Breath Biopsy could diagnose IBD via VOCs produced in the gut
Gastrointestinal Disease, Inflammatory Disease
Using exhaled methane to diagnose intestinal methanogen overgrowth
Breath metabolites provide fresh insight into the gut microbiome
Gastrointestinal Disease, Microbiome
We’re working on microbiome research with these groups:
Other recommended reading:
Learn more about your microbiome with a simple at-home breath test.
- POSTER: Changes in exhaled volatile organic compounds following iron supplementation in self-reported healthy adults
- PAPER: Non-invasive diagnostics in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease – Fecal volatile organic compounds analysis using field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry.
- WEBINAR: How Breath Biopsy is Set to Transform Digestive Health Testing
- CASE STUDY: Breath metabolites provide fresh insight into the gut microbiome
- CASE STUDY: Identifying pathogens on breath via the lung microbiome
Articles published on our blog related to the microbiome.
Gut & Digestion
Pharmaforum Article: How breath analysis could help those living with gut health issues like IBS
Gut & Digestion