An Analytical Pill
Measuring gaseous biomarkers to help diagnose and monitor gut disorders.
Luke Turner | | Quick Read
Digestive disorders are common, and their symptoms are often incontrovertible–certainly to the tens ofmillions of patients worldwide who suffer from them. Diagnosis, however, is rarely so clear, which iswhy nearly one-third of all patients with gut disorders are unable to put a name to their condition. But anew device–an electronic capsule that can measure gaseous biomarkers and transmit the informationwirelessly to waiting physicians (1)–may improve upon the accuracy of existing tests.
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- RMIT University, “Diagnostic advance: gas - sensing capsule set to hit market by 2022” (2018). Available at: bit.ly/2ChCcCE. Accessed January 2, 2019.