Developing electronic-nose technologies for clinical practice


The development of relatively simple gas-sensing devices with sensor arrays capable of constructing molecular profiles of complex Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) metabolites from clinical samples, based on production of healthy or disease-specific digital signature patterns, may soon help to revolutionize diagnostic procedures in clinical practice. This mini-review summarizes the development of recent portable electronic-nose (e-nose) technologies as new diagnostic tools with the potential for accelerating clinical procedures to facilitate non-invasive early disease diagnoses, improving the speed and accuracy of Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT); yielding more effective treatments and significantly improving prognoses.

  • Citation: Wilson, A. D. 2018. Developing electronic-nose technologies for clinical practice. Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology 3(4): 169.
  • Keywords: Early non-invasive disease detection, Disease biomarker signatures, E-nose VOC profiles
  • Posted Date: February 5, 2019
  • Modified Date: February 17, 2021
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