Development of a non-invasive breath test for Legionnaires Disease

Status: Complete
Year: 2016
Funded: $4,724
Grant Type: Grant in Aid

Current tests to detect Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in the cystic fibrosis lung are invasive and unpleasant. Our current breath test [1,2] can detect an infection but cannot determine between a new and old infection. If successful with our studies, our test will assist with fast treatment for the right infection type.

Researcher // Dr Amy Scott-Thomas – University of Otago

Dr Amy Scott-Thomas is a Research Fellow in the Breath Research Laboratory and leads the team in the development of non-invasive breath tests. Although the group researches multiple lung pathogens, Dr Scott-Thomas have a special interest in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its growth in the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung. The focus of her research is to improve the current breath test for Ps. aeruginosa identification in the lungs of CF patients.

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