Years ago, a study was conducted that used dogs to sniff out cancer on patients’ breath. You may have heard of this study, as the results were so surprising health and technology communities embraced it, and the aftermath has brought new technology to the forefront of cancer treatment.
Dogs were obviously not a great tool in identifying cancer patients, not because of their accuracy, but because they need food and walks, etc. Enter Metabolomx: a Mountain View, CA based tech company. Metabolomx developed a machine that uses sensors to detect the cancer indicators in patients’ breath. This new machine has already proven widely successful in tests throughout the nation.
We applaud Metabolomx for engineering and bring to market this great breakthrough in health care! Very Exciting!
Businessweek originally reported this story, read the full article with tech details here.