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Handheld breath device could ‘sniff out’ diabetes

Oxford Medical Diagnostics LogoA sweet-smelling chemical marker in the breath of children with type 1 diabetes could enable a handheld device to ‘sniff out’ the condition before a child becomes seriously ill.

That’s according to new research that was co-authored by Professor Gus Hancock of Oxford University’s Department of Chemistry.

Professor Hancock, working with Oxford spin-out firm Oxford Medical Diagnostics out at Begbroke Science Park, has built a prototype the size of a shoe box, and professional designers have now reduced that to a hand held version, which is shortly going into production. Read the full article here

Joanna Grant