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Zurich Exhalomics: Instantaneous Health Status from Exhaled Breath

Medical diagnostics is often invasive, time-consuming or expensive - frequently all three of these factors together. Breath analysis is a promising alternative that can provide diagnosis or medical monitoring quickly, non-invasively and inexpensively. The consortium of Zurich Exhalomics is fully focused on making the exhalome - the entity of the exhaled molecules - interpretable and usable in everyday clinical practice.

Unique Combination of Expertise for Tackling Global Health Challenges

The close, interinstitutional collaboration of researchers from ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, the University Hospital Zurich, the University Children's Hospital Zurich, the University of Basel, the University Children's Hospital Basel, Empa, the Paul Scherrer Institute, and Agroscope enables all participants to benefit from each other's know-how and to work towards the vision of non-invasive medical diagnostics via breath analysis.

Since 2015, we are striving for making breath analysis standard practice.

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Dr. Jan van Beilen
Strategy Developer and Scientific Coordinator
Vladimir-​Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zurich


We thank our donors

Zurich Exhalomics is generously supported by the Uniscientia Stiftung, Dr. Richard Dähler, the Lotte und Adolf Hotz-Sprenger Stiftung, the Spendenstiftung Bank Vontobel, the Evi Diethelm-Winteler-Stiftung, the Heidi Ras Stifung and other donors.

The ETH Foundation and the UZH Foundation jointly support Zurich Exhalomics.