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Since hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by cell metabolism and released into the blood are excreted through exhaled breath or body fluids, the volatile composition (volatilome) of human samples reflects a subject’s state of health and early signals any abnormal deviation from healthy to disease. The chemical volatilomic profile of biological matrices can be transduced in a digital fingerprint by low cost and easy-to-use electronic nose (e-nose) devices based on gas sensor arrays. The e-noses can be used to aid clinical diagnosis supporting conventional diagnostic methods that sometimes require expensive or invasive medical procedures and delays in diagnoses. In this paper, an e-nose devoted to the human volatilome fingerprinting is presented. The device, code-named SPYROX, adopts an array of 8 metal-oxide (MOX) gas sensors and it is able to analyze response signals from different …
Publication date: 
28 Dec 2023

Antonio Vincenzo Radogna, Giuseppe Grassi, Stefano D’Amico, Pietro Aleardo Siciliano, Angiola Forleo, Simonetta Capone

Biblio References: 
IEEE Sensors Journal