BreFence Go COVID-19 Breath Test System

Rapid breath test for Covid-19 screening

Despite positive news of vaccines, screening is still necessary to control the pandemic. Our breath test system will provide rapid, non-invasive and affordable solution for mass screening.

Regulatory Approvals

Breathonix BreFence™ Go COVID-19 Breath Test System is approved in several markets including Singapore, Malaysia and EU.

Rapid Breath Test for COVID-19 Detection

The BreFenceTM Go is a real-time, non-invasive COVID-19 Breath Test System intended for the qualitative detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the human breath. The VOCs being detected are indicative of the presence of COVID-19 disease. The BreFenceTM Go is intended for use in point-of-care settings, hospitals, clinical laboratories and clinical settings by trained operators. Operators of this system need not be trained healthcare professionals.

BREATH TEST FOR DISEASE DETECTION

COVID-19

Breathonix BreFence™ Go COVID-19 Breath Test System has gained Singapore HSA Provisional Approval and Malaysia MOH Approval.

Other Fatal Diseases

Ongoing clinical trials to detect a wide range of diseases including early detection of Lung Cancer, Nasopharyngeal Cancer and Tuberculosis. 

Key Benefits

Accelerated

Total turnaround time from breath sampling to results takes less than 60 seconds.

Accurate

BreFence™ Go has a accuracy of 85.7% sensitivity and 97% specificity with non-AI. Clinical Trials are ongoing with AI to further improve accuracy. 

Affordable

Each breath test is significantly more affordable than a PCR swab test and does not require a trained healthcare professional to operate.

How it works

1. SAMPLE BREATH

Instruct user to exhale into a disposable one-way valve mouthpiece.

2. REAL-TIME ANALYSIS

Measure and analyse VOCs biomarkers in the breath sample by the BreFence™ Go Breath Test System.

3. INSTANT RESULTS

Obtain the results in 60 seconds with just 3 clicks
– Start, Stop and Send.

Technical Specification

Mass Spectrometer

• Width x Height x Depth: 60 x 91 x 80cm

• Weight: <125kg

Breath Sampler

• Length x Diameter: 33 x 7cm

Temperature Controller

• Length x Width x Height: 27 x 36 x 12cm

Breath Sampler +Temperature Controller

• Weight: <8kg

Mass Spectrometer

• Operating Voltage: 100-115 V

• Operating Frequency: 50/60 Hz

• Maximum power consumption: <1500 W

Temperature Controller

• Operating Voltage: 230 VAC

• Operating Frequency: 50Hz

3 Power Outlets Required

• Mass Spectrometer

• Temperature Controller

• Laptop / Desktop

Mass Spectrometer

• Operating Temperature: indoor; 15° C- 30°C

• Operating Humidity: <80% RH, non-condensing

• Setup on flat ground: <10° inclination

• Free space for ventilation: 40cm free space at front and back of instrument

Breath Sampler

• Operating Temperature: 15° C- 35°C

• Operating Humidity: 20-85% RH, non-condensing

• Well ventilated area

• Free of excessive dust

• Free of combustible gases

Total time from sampling to result

• <60 seconds

Software

• Over-the-air (OTA) analysis, updates and calibration

F.A.Q

What is coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19) is an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus), one of the most recently discovered types of coronaviruses. Those who have this disease may or may not experience symptoms, which range from mild to severe.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales air, droplets containing the virus go into the air and onto surfaces and objects around them. Other people are exposed to the virus by breathing in these droplets or by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching infected surfaces.

How does the Breathonix breath test system work?

A person only needs to exhale into a disposable one-way valved mouthpiece connected to a high-precision breath sampler. The exhaled breath is collected and fed into a mass spectrometer for measurement. Our machine learning software analyses the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) profile and generates the result in less than one minute.

What is Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are consistently produced by various biochemical reactions in human cells. Different diseases cause specific changes to the compounds, resulting in detectable changes in a person’s breath profile. As such, VOCs can be measured as markers for diseases such as Covid-19 and Lung Cancer.

Are there any risks involved in getting this test?

There is no risk involved in getting this test. The test is conducted by blowing a single breath into the sampler with a one-way disposable mouthpiece and a saliva trap, preventing inhalation and any saliva from entering the machine, thus makes cross-contamination or cross-infection unlikely. 

When can I get my results and what will my test results tell me?

You are able to get your results on-site. The whole process from breath sampling to results takes less than 1 minute. Although the possibility of false negative is low, it should be not be ruled out. Always practice safe distancing and good hygiene, and seek a doctor’s consultation if symptoms are present.