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10 questions for Michael Rutgers, Lung Foundation Netherlands

10 questions for Michael Rutgers, Lung Foundation Netherlands

One of Michael Rutgers’ aims is to help prevent smoking in children and young people and help adults to quit smoking. Michael is the Managing Director of the Lung Foundation Netherlands, passionately committed to promoting clean-air and healthy lungs. How would you...

The importance and impact of real-world studies in breathomics

The importance and impact of real-world studies in breathomics

Currently, the SpiroNose, a cloud-connected electronic nose (eNose), is included in more than 30 clinical studies investigating the accuracy of exhaled breath analysis for e.g. (early) diagnosis and phenotyping of diseases ranging from respiratory diseases, different...

BreathBase: eNose technology linked to a powerful cloud solution

BreathBase: eNose technology linked to a powerful cloud solution

The innovative cloud solution, BreathBase, is developed by Breathomix in collaboration with technology partners Microsoft and Tecknoworks conform the (inter)national requirements of the following standards: ISO 27001 (Information Security) and NEN 7510 (Information...

Point-of-care precision medicine in patients with asthma

Point-of-care precision medicine in patients with asthma

Asthma is a common chronic disease of the airways that affects people of all ages. The ‘chronic’ nature of the disease requires long-term and sometimes life-long treatments to help patients maintain an optimal quality of life. Unfortunately, there is still no cure for...

Is it possible to measure COVID-19 infection in exhaled breath?

Is it possible to measure COVID-19 infection in exhaled breath?

This is the question that the Netherlands Research Institute for Public Health (RIVM) asked us amid the Covid-19 outbreak. To provide a clear answer, we have started a multi-centre prospective clinical study in patients and healthcare personnel with a suspected...

Why exhaled breath analysis is an appealing option

Why exhaled breath analysis is an appealing option

Personalized medicine requires capturing complex and dynamic biological information of each individual patient. Despite the significant advances in the field, these technologies require extensive laboratory procedures and thereby, they cannot be easily applied in...

The development of the cloud-connected eNose: SpiroNose

The development of the cloud-connected eNose: SpiroNose

The scientific development of the 'SpiroNose', a technically and clinically validated electronic nose specifically designed for use in the doctor's office, is the result of the combined efforts of the multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Amsterdam University...

Early detection of lung cancer in COPD using the SpiroNose

Early detection of lung cancer in COPD using the SpiroNose

Last week our Scientific Project Manager, Niloufar Farzan, attended the Breath Summit conference (IABR) in Leicestershire, UK to meet and listen to world-renowned researchers in breath research. The Breath Summit conference is held annually and provides great...