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Sensors 2017, 17(1), 199;

Novel Isoprene Sensor for a Flu Virus Breath Monitor

Department of Materials Science & Engineering & IPPM-UTARI, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
Center for Nanomaterials and Sensor Development, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
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Academic Editor: W. Rudolf Seitz
Received: 23 October 2016 / Revised: 9 January 2017 / Accepted: 18 January 2017 / Published: 20 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gas Sensors for Health Care and Medical Applications)
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A common feature of the inflammatory response in patients who have actually contracted influenza is the generation of a number of volatile products of the alveolar and airway epithelium. These products include a number of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitric oxide (NO). These may be used as biomarkers to detect the disease. A portable 3-sensor array microsystem-based tool that can potentially detect flu infection biomarkers is described here. Whether used in connection with in-vitro cell culture studies or as a single exhale breathalyzer, this device may be used to provide a rapid and non-invasive screening method for flu and other virus-based epidemics. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensors; health; flu virus detection sensors; health; flu virus detection

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Gouma, P.-I.; Wang, L.; Simon, S.R.; Stanacevic, M. Novel Isoprene Sensor for a Flu Virus Breath Monitor. Sensors 2017, 17, 199.

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