Daily asthma management by asthma sufferers can have a significant and beneficial impact on patients quality and enjoyment of life. By regularly monitoring the concentration of exhaled trace gas chemicals in a patients breath it is possible to help asthma sufferers control their condition before they even develop any symptoms.
Applied Nanodetectors has developed an ultrasensitive sensor array platform that can be configured to monitor different gases in breath and also provide a robust diagnosis. The ability to carry out patient diagnoses at the point of care using a breath test would be a major advancement both in terms of clinical care and cost saving. They could detect airway inflammation directly before any symptoms and then take the appropriate treatment to bring it under control. These devices can be used in handheld instruments and interfaced with mobile phones to provide instant feedback to the doctor or patient via telemedicine applications. The system is being implemented initially in the UK.
Patients could breathe onto the sensor chip and healthcare providers can diagnose and monitor patients remotely. Regular use of a breath test would provide an effective point-of-care treatment and lead to a reduction in healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes.
Applied Nanodetectors was formed in 2004 and is a leading developer and supplier of nanosensor based solutions for environmental, healthcare and medical worldwide markets. We create new sensor based solutions to lead in these chosen markets and we will leverage our sensor array platform by collaborating with industry leaders to create value added products in their prospective markets. We will inspire our partners to create new innovative solutions that meet their customer needs.
Dr. Victor Higgs is the founder and current managing director of Applied Nanodetectors Ltd a technology company providing solutions for medical and environmental markets. He has more than 27 years experience successfully leading and directing innovative businesses. He is an innovator with expertise in sales and marketing, business development and hi-tech product development for worldwide markets. He is a business driver and strategist successful in creating vision and building organizations.