Non Invasive Biomedical Analysis - The Fast, the Furious, and the Brave - Innovative Analytical Instrumentation for Breath Gas Testing
Monday, March 12th, 2012
08:30 - 10:30 AM Room: 311H

Facilitators:
Wolfram Miekisch

Description:
Very recent developments in biomedical breath analysis include (fast) online monitoring by direct MS (e.g. PTR-MS), enhanced (furious) separation and detection methods (e.g. NTD- GCxGC -TOF) and bedside applicable (brave) detection techniques (e.g. sensors and immunochemistry). These developments will promote scientific understanding as well as clinical application of biomedical analysis.

Recent Pittcon network sessions focused on general principles (2010) and data processing (2011) in non-invasive biomarker analysis. This year's session is intended to do discuss scientific and clinical applicability of these new technologies for non-invasive breath analysis. The following perspectives are to be discussed in detail:

Real time metabolic monitoring more clinically relevant information through higher data density
Separation or resolution can real time TOF instruments replace GC-MS for biomarker identification
From the lab to the patient technology and targets for Point of Care or home measurements.