G-breath, Breath Analyzer for Diabetes, wins Audience Choice Award at Intel–DST Asia Pacific Challenge 2012



Dr. Srung Smanmoo, BIOTEC researcher at Bioresources Laboratory, and Mr. Weerachai Nasomphan, a graduate student from Mahidol University, won an Audience Choice Award for their invention “G-breath” at the Intel-DST Pacific Challenge 2012 held in Bangalore, India on 9 August 2012.  Audience Choice Winner was selected by 200 audiences, comprising faculty members and researchers from universities, research institutes and businessmen from various countries.

G-breath is a sensor device to diagnose diabetes from breath biomarkers, i.e. acetone, ethanol, carbon dioxide and methyl nitrate.  The device, which is in the early prototype stage, will be as an alternative option for a non-invasive approach for diabetes diagnosis, as opposed to the conventional blood pricking.

Intel-DST Pacific Challenge is a competition for high-tech, high-growth technology and social innovations in specified themes across 12 Asia Pacific countries.  Over 7,000 innovations from 12 different countries were enrolled in the competition.

Posted on 23 August 2012