How nGageIT Digital Health’s Breath Based Diagnostic Enables Rapid, Early Detection of Cancer
BY ELIZABETH S. EATON, STAFF WRITER
nGageIT is developing breath-based cancer diagnostics for early detection of tumors at the point of care, without the time-consuming lab analysis that comparable technologies require.
CEO Raj Reddy told BioCentury the inability of physicians to diagnose cancers early contributes to poor survival rates. To improve those odds, he began exploring exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as cancer markers. The compounds and their connection to cancer were discovered in the 1970s, but until now the field lacked the technology to build a practical VOC-based diagnostic.