“Breathmass” breath gas analysis device
Breathmass was developed in collaboration with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, and was a never before seen type of breath gas analysis apparatus (Patent publication: patent number 4052597). Breathmass differs vastly from traditional technologies (which requires specialized knowledge and preprocessing), by using a new technology that induces breath gas by pulsing. This ensures replication of the gas stream, and the resulting decrease in absorption inside the device has made it possible to achieve more stable background levels, leading to higher detection sensitivity and faster measurements.
Subjects exhale into the bag to have their breath gas analyzed, which is noninvasive sampling. Measurements can be taken anywhere, with daily sampling also possible. Freshly collected exhaled gas is transferred to a syringe and fed into the device. After approximately 10 seconds, the gas volume for each mass is scanned. Results from the sample can then be obtained after around one minute.
Sampling results are then output into a format that makes data accumulation a simple task. In future, certain patterns can be gleaned about a patients clinical condition by utilizing the accumulated data, enabling the risk of disease development to be forecasted. With Breathmass, Nikkin Flux provides a product that meets the needs of preventive healthcare.