Size: 1-10

Headquarters: Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden, Europe


Description: PExA develops, produces and markets a research instrument for studying respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. The original idea and research behind the method comes from Professor Anna-Carin Olin's research team at the University of Gothenburg University of Technology at the Sahlgrenska Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AMM) and is based on a whole new method of collecting small airway materials: particles in exhalation air. A subsequent analysis of the particles makes it possible to easily identify chemical changes in the composition and identify potential biomarkers for lung diseases PExA provides lung researchers with a simple and non-invasive method (ie no bodily intervention) for the collection of microscopic particles, potential biomarkers for diseases in the small respiratory tract. The method allows researchers to easily access a sample from the liquid layer covering the small respiratory tract. The aim is to facilitate the development of reliable and more individualized diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of respiratory diseases.