According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some two thirds of the world’s population is infected with H. pylori—bacteria found in the stomach. Most of those infected are completely unaware and thus develop peptic ulcers and increase the risk of stomach cancer. A new diagnostic system called BreathIDHp has hit the market and the Israeli makers of the device say it can detect gastrointestinal and liver conditions through a patient’s breath.
Exalenz Bioscience, the Modi’in-based company behind the device, says the BreathID Hp test is the “fastest, easiest and most accurate Urea Breath Test (UBT) for diagnosing H. pylori infection in the office or clinic.”
It’s a small device—it can fit on a small table or countertop—and gives an answer within 15 minutes. Makers of the device say the system can also be used to test if the H. pylori bacteria has been eradicated.
“Our new strategy is to provide physicians with the best technology and complementary service to assist them in caring for their patients and help them to ‘test and treat’ in the most cost effective, efficient manner possible. Our new sales and clinical support teams are available to work directly with physicians in terms of system education, training, utilization and proper integration,” said Ted Foltyn , VP of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development.
By Viva Sarah Press, Israel 21c