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Hand-held Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to diagnose and monitor COPD

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Respiratory Disease and Thoracic Surgery

June 2015


The hand-held Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy device, developed by Glyconics Ltd., analyses the composition of sputum from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to diagnose and monitor the disease. The device is intended to be used in the home by health professionals, as well as in primary care and hospital outpatient clinics.

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