Company Provides Sponsorship Support and Delivers Scientific Presentation on Topical Issues at 2016 IABR Breath Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, September 14th-16th
VANCOUVER, BC–(Sep 8, 2016)–Breathtec BioMedical, Inc. (CSE: BTH) (CNSX: BTH) (FRANKFURT: BTI) (OTCQB: BTHCF) (the “Company” or “Breathtec“), a medical diagnostics company focused on developing, in-licensing and commercializing proprietary, innovative and best-in-class breath analysis devices for the early detection of infectious and life threatening diseases is pleased to announce that Chief Technology Officer Dr. Michael Costanzo will be making a presentation regarding the development of the Company’s technology at the 2016 IABR Breath Summit scheduled for September 14 to 16 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. Costanzo will be giving an oral presentation entitled “Developing a Point-of-Care Device for Breath Analysis Utilizing FAIMS and FAIMS/MS” at the event hosted by the International Association of Breath Research (IABR). The presentation provides context for the continued development of a breath analyzer which offers rapid measurement, high sensitivity and specificity in a form factor targeting low cost manufacturing for a broad commercial market.
Medical advancements have progressed rapidly over the past decade and scientific methodologies have been established that identify specific chemical compounds (“disease biomarkers”) as consistently present in the breath or bodily fluids of people suffering from various medical conditions, such as TB, pneumonia, cancers or diabetes. Low cost Point-of-Care tests that can recognize these biomarkers in vivo, or in the native breath sample, would allow a new way of diagnosing these diseases at an early stage and avoid the need for costly (and often lengthy) invasive medical procedures. Breathtec Biomedical, in partnership with the Yost Group at the University of Florida have been developing a mobile breath testing device that will provide an economical, accurate, and portable solution. Breathtec aims to start initial trial testing of its portable FAIMS device late 2016 – early 2017 in partnership with Canadian and US medical practitioners.
“Since the advent of modern breath analysis techniques in the early 1970’s, many advancements have been made and our company is aiming to leverage a new direction that delivers tangible results.” Notes Dr. Costanzo, who continues, “Our approach at Breathtec could shift the paradigm of biomedical diagnostic screening, and this particular conference is very important to our efforts. I am therefore personally delighted to provide our corporate support to the association as a sponsor of the event. It is through collaborative events such as this that ideas become tangible solutions.”
About the IABR
The International Association for Breath Research (IABR) was founded in May 2005 in Vienna. The Scientific Advisory Board consists of leading researchers in this field. Its aims to promote scientific research and development in the field of breath analysis. This includes the development of analytical techniques, sampling procedures and standardization of measurements. IABR encourages the development of breath analysis for clinical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring and supports researchers in the field of breath analysis and encourages scientific exchanges and collaboration between different research groups. Find out more at http://www.breathinternational.com and its 2016 conference athttp://breathsummit.com/.
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