Inflammatory asthma classification is complex, but mass spectrometric-based breath analysis may guide the way
Matthew Hallam | | Interview
MS-based applications in the clinic are expanding, and the recent “BreathPrint” study suggests this reach could extend into asthma classification (1). Of seven tested volatile organic compounds (VOCs), five were confirmed as biomarkers capable of classifying asthma to the same degree as currently used tests, which typically examine induced sputum and/or blood and exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO).
Here, we speak with Jean-François (Jef) Focant to find out more.
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