Breath Condensate Collector

There is growing interest in the use of the biomarkers trapped in exhaled breath and the use of these biomarkers to non-invasively and cost-effectively test for conditions such as Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acid Reflux, and Tuberculosis.

Maddison set about creating a low-cost, single-use, Exhaled Breath Condensate (ECB) collector, capable of being used at home and delivered through your letter box. 

Client -
Maddison Innovations
Industry -
Medical Device
Services -
Mechanical Design , Packaging Design, Human Factors, Industrial Design, Invention and Innovation
breath collector

The patented solution is a compact device that can be cooled in a domestic freezer and used at the point of care. The result is a low-cost collector, suitable for home or developing country use. Samples can be collected and extracted for use in a lab or, diagnostic tests can be integrated within the unit.

Built-test-learn loops

Maddison developed a solution to cool the warm moisture-laden exhaled breath, converting it into a fluid (condensate). It is this fluid that is then captured for testing.

Maddison crafted the design by building and testing a series of rapid prototypes improving them to optimize performance and drive down unit cost.

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Thousands of breath collectors have been made and supplied for clinical trials.

Maddison is actively seeking partners to develop therapies or diagnostics that use the biomarkers contained within ECB.