A Novel Breath Test For Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Tech ID: 23538 / UC Case 2011-778-0

Brief Description

Mitochondrial dysfunction is being increasingly implicated in many diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders, heart disease and diabetes, and also in the normal aging process. Current methods to identify mitochondrial dysfunction require invasive techniques such as tissue biopsy, which are painful and provide only limited amounts of test material. New, less invasive methods to assess mitochondrial dysfunction would provide researchers and medical professionals with innovative diagnostic options.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a novel, non-invasive breath test that can be used to diagnose mitochondrial dysfunction or monitor patient response to therapy. The breath test is painless, cost-effective, and can be repeatedly administered to patients.

Suggested uses

The breath test may be used to identify mitochondrial dysfunction and determine effectiveness of various therapies. It may be used in virtually any medical or research setting.

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Mitochondrial dysfunction, Breath test, Neurodegenerative, Heart disease, Diabetes, Aging


Maria Tkachuk / mtkachuk@uci.edu / tel: View Phone Number. Please reference Tech ID #23538.

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