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A device for collecting an exhaled breath condensate (EBC) in controlled conditions to enable it to be used with diagnostic markers for disease detection and monitoring.

This device, through its design, resolves the current contamination, sample loss, variability, and cost problems with EBC collection. The device is small, simple to use and compatible with chemical and biological molecule analysers including Next Generation Sequencers; suitable for lung disease research and diagnostics applications (human and animal). There are other applications for this technology including drug detection (legal or illicit), biosecurity applications for international authorities in seeking to detect and contain respiratory infectious disease (example MERS, SARS, H5N1 flu, and anthrax) and environmental monitoring. There are a number of pending and granted National Phase patents covering this technology.

Technology code: PMS

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