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2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting

28 OCT - 01 NOV 2012

We are very grateful to these organizations for conference sponsorship!

We will reserve display space at the poster sessions for sponsoring companies and organizations, and they will be featured in our conference materials. More information on Platinum, Gold, Silver and Basic sponsorship is at the bottom of this page. Please contact Dr. Amy Gryshuk ( ) for more information.


Our sponsoring and affiliate groups have graciously helped with many aspects of this workshop. Please take a few minutes to learn more about them, and their important contributtions.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

MGC Diagnostics, Inc.

MGC Diagnostics® is a global medical technology company dedicated to Cardiorespiratory health solutions. Our singular focus guides our strategy and our scale defines our commitment to customers, employees and shareholders. These attributes make us uniquely qualified to solve today’s challenges and uncover solutions for tomorrow’s opportunities.

SILVER SPONSORS

Aerocrine, Inc.

Aerocrine is a medical technology company focused on improving the treatment of patients with inflamed airways. Measuring airways inflammation helps doctors to diagnose, monitor and optimise therapy for people with inflammatory airway diseases. The founders of Aerocrine emerged from the highly prestigious Karolinska Institute in Sweden where they were the first to identify nitric oxide (NO) as a marker of inflammation. Aerocrine has taken this significant discovery from laboratory to listed company and is now established in some of the world’s largest markets. The company markets two products globally NIOX Flex and NIOX MINO. Both are highly reliable and effective tools to assist in the diagnosis and control of airways disease. Aerocrine will continue to develop products to improve the quality of life, management and care of people with airways inflammatory disease.

Shinwa Chemical Industries, Ltd.

We are experts in the field of separation technology who support the realization of customers' dreams and visions. Genome drug discovery, the development of new sources of energy, environmental hormones... There are currently a wide range of significant issues that need to be tackled in order for mankind to continue to exist and prosper. Medical science, biochemistry, food, environmental analysis, polymers, industrial chemistry... Separation science and technology are important and necessary in order to overcome issues and problems which will arise in the future in every conceivable field. Since our establishment we have kept pace with a wide variety of customer needs in the field of chemical analysis. In particular, from the establishment of chromatography technology we have accumulated a significant technology and manufacturing know-how base. We support customers' research and development requirements through our technology and experience backed up by a long history. Our aim is to solve problems faced by customers in the field of analysis through the optimum utilization of our technology and information. Shinwa Chemical Industries is a company that continuously takes on new challenges by employing a solid base of experience.

Respiratory Research, Inc.

Respiratory Research has extensive experience with and knowledge of issues surrounding the study of Exhaled Breath Condensate. Exhaled Breath Condensate (EBC) is the exciting new method of simply and safely capturing breath samples for non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation, chemistry, and evidence of airway acid exposure and production. These breath samples contain Airway Lining Fluid (ALF) evolved by turbulence from the airway wall as well as condensed water vapor and soluble volatiles. Dozens of inflammatory and chemical compounds have been identified in EBC samples that have helped us to better understand lung disease and create new diagnostic tools. Respiratory Research, Inc. is pleased to present both the RTube Exhaled Breath Condensate Collector for the collection of exhaled biomarkers and the Aeriflux Cough Profile Diangostic Breath Test for the diagnosis and clinical management of chronic cough.

PAS Technology, GmbH.

PAS Technology. Consistency - Pioneering Spirit – Trust - For more than 10 years, PAS Technology has stood for experience, highest professional competence and quality in the area of sample preparation and sample injection in chromatography. Users who predominantly work with low or medium sample volumes had to struggle for quite some time with the cost effectiveness of the available systems. We have faced the challenge of combining the best price-performance ratio with high-quality sample preparation for gas chromatography applications. Sensitive and qualitative determination of VOC from alveolar breath by VOC-Breath Sampling Case. Optimized to collect alveolar aliquot of breath and to extract VOCs on Needle Traps.

BASIC SPONSORS

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology

Center Director: Dennis Matthews, PhD Lead Institution: University of California, Davis Partners: Alabama A&M University, Fisk University, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Mills College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UT San Antonio The ability to image, analyze, and manipulate living tissue at the cellular and molecular level, in a noninvasive or minimally invasive manner, has become essential for continued progress in bioscience and medicine. Light is unique in that it can be utilized to perform exactly these functions; therefore, biophotonics is widely regarded as the key science upon which the next generation of clinical tools and biomedical research instruments will be based. To that end, the National Science Foundation commissioned the Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology (CBST) in 2002 at the UC Davis Health System in Sacramento, CA with a $52M, 10-year grant.

Host Organization Institutional Support and Financial Sponsorship

UC Davis Center for Translational Science Center (CTSC)

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, will transform silos of research into new collaborative scientific discoveries. Spearheaded in the UC Davis School of Medicine, the clinical and translational science center is a broad initiative that draws on the sciences across the broader UC Davis campus, institutional partners, as well as the community.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL was managed from its inception in 1952 through September 2007 by the University of California for the U.S. government. LLNL is currently managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

Canterbury Respiratory Research Group, Christchurch Hospital