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Breath Biopsy® Services

Owlstone MedicalAvailable: Worldwide

Combining high resolution accurate mass mass spectrometry and world-leading breath analysis expertise to offer complete breath biomarker discovery and validation solutions. Breath Biopsy Services provide versatile Breath Biopsy sample analysis and reporting driven by GC-Orbitrap technology and supported by a rigorous quality assurance process ensuring reliable, high sensitivity VOC biomarker detection.

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Human breath samples can contain up to 1000 different trace volatile organic compounds (VOCs) originating from environmental sources and the body’s own metabolic processes. VOCs on breath are a rich source of biological information with relevance for early disease detection, drug development, precision medicine and treatment monitoring across a wide range of contexts. Breath Biopsy® provides comprehensive solutions for the collection and analysis of compounds on breath.

Through Breath Biopsy Services we can support every aspect of your breath biomarker research. From trial design through to analysis, test development and validation, our experienced team can help. As a user of Breath Biopsy Services, all of your breath sample processing and analysis will be handled by our expert team at the world’s only specialist high-volume Breath Biopsy Laboratory in Cambridge, UK.

Our analytical pipeline centers on high resolution accurate mass (HRAM) mass spectrometry (MS) provided by Q Exactive™ Orbitrap™ technology and includes rigorous quality control at all stages to ensure you get the best possible results.


  • Comprehensive support for all aspects of your Breath Biopsy Study
  • Access to specialist expertise and optimized chemical and data analysis pipelines
  • Breath Biopsy VOC Panels available for targeted analysis of compounds with pre-existing evidence of association to diseases and disease processes of interest
  • High confidence breath compound identification supported by the Breath Biopsy VOC Library
  • In-depth statistical analysis, modelling and biological interpretation tailored to your needs and study parameters


Non-invasive breath sample analysis for use in academic, clinical and pharmaceutical research studies including:

  • Early detection of diseases including liver diseases, cancer and kidney diseases
  • Patient stratification for precision medicine
  • Drug development, treatment monitoring and complementary diagnostics
  • Longitudinal monitoring of exacerbations, acute attacks and relapses

Breath Biopsy Products and Services are for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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