Project title:

Development and Validation of a New Breath Test for Intestinal Function

Chief Investigator:

Dr Roger Yazbek

Funding Amount:

$74,931

Recipient:

Flinders University

Overview:

Existing technologies for detection and monitoring of intestinal damage and repair in children are costly and invasive, leading to stress and unnecessary risks. New tests are needed that are non-invasive, rapid, and more suitable for a paediatric setting. We have developed a new, non-radioactive, stable-isotope breath test that can detect a marker of intestinal health and function and have demonstrated the specificity of this test in cells grown in the lab. We will now prove the efficacy of this test in a rat model of intestinal damage to provide proof-of-concept data for future human studies.

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