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Exalenz launches H pylori breath test in US

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Exalenz Bioscience (Modi'in, Israel) has launched its BreathID system in the US for detection of Helicobacter pylori. The point-of-care device, which detects the bacteria in around 10 minutes, analyses changes in carbon 13 and carbon 12 ratios in a patient's breath. H pylori can inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract, causing chronic low-level inflammation that can eventually cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. It can be treated with a combination of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors. The test is the first that Exalenz has launched on its BreathID platform. Meanwhile, the company has also appointed Dennis Boyle vice-president and national manager in the US. Mr Boyle previously worked for Siemens USA.

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