TracieX (Tracking Respiratory & Airborne Chemicals Instantly and Effectively - Exhale) Breathalyser is developed by Silver Factory Technology and Nanyang Technological University, with the aim to provide a non-invasive, rapid and scalable alternative for COVID-19 mass screening.
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The test kit has two components: (1) a single-use breath-collection chamber and (2) a reader system.
Individuals can perform breath collection separately from the measuring instrument, ensuring no risk of cross-infection.
With an analysis time of below 2 minutes, TracieX makes mass screening feasible.
Similar to a desktop printer, the test kit is highly portable.
Higher testing throughput can be achieved using multiple systems.
The breath-collection chamber is designed to contain the contagious components in breath.
After breath-collection, the mouthpiece is capped with a one-way secure lock-cap.
The chamber is drop-proof and leak-proof.
The chamber outlet is equipped with a dual-layer filter assembly.
The chamber is ISO 10993 bio-compatibility tested, and produced under ISO 13485-complied procedures.
Each individual safely exhales into a single-use and separate chamber.
Clinical trials of the TracieX Breathalyser system demonstrated a sensitivity and specificity of >95%.
The TracieX Breathalyser is developed based on our patented sensor platform technology, which lays the foundation for various potential applications in environmental monitoring, civil defence, and metabolomics-based diagnosis, etc.