Research opportunity

We are looking for healthy volunteers to help in our study on substances found in breath

Non-invasive breath analysis has the potential to identify compounds in your body, monitor treatments, and diagnose diseases.

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The Diagnose Early Study

We are running a study of exhaled breath using our breath analysis technology.

The purpose of the study is to:


Determine the typical compounds1 in exhaled breath of healthy volunteers

1 We look for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other substances

Non-invasive breath analysis


Begin to understand the distributions these compounds tend to follow

understanding chemical compounds in human breath

Volunteering for the study

  1. Complete the form below.
  1. Check that you are eligible to take part in the study on the next page.
  1. Complete the informed consent form online, or book a call to go through this with one of the study coordinators.

Lab locations

Menlo Park Lab

1455 Adams Drive,
Menlo Park CA 94025

Reno Lab

8740 Technology Way, 
Reno, NV 89521

Mountain View Lab

480-488 Ellis Str, Mountain View, CA 94043

Breath sample goes straight to our Health Data Platform

How it works

Once you have registered you will be able to book a session at one of our labs

You will receive reminders about your appointment.

Please let us know if you need to cancel for any reason.

Providing your sample

  • You will be asked to confirm your ID.

  • You will be shown how the breath machine works.

  • You will need to provide up to 10 breaths.

Sign up form

Thankyou for volunteering for the Diagnose Early study. Please complete the following form and one of our team will contact you.


Why are you doing this study?

Your breath contains a number of different chemical compounds that are produced in your body or inhaled from the atmosphere. We are running this study to:

  • Determine the typical compounds in the exhaled breath of healthy volunteers
  • Begin to understand the distributions these compounds tend to follow

How does a breath test work?

Our breath analysis machine consists of a tube to blow into, a device to measure how hard you blow and a device to analyze the breath. When you breathe into the machine the chemical compounds in your breath are ionized (by adding or subtracting a positive charge). These ionized compounds are then analyzed by a mass spectrometer to allow us to determine their chemical composition.

how breath analysis work

Who can take part in the study?

We are looking for healthy adults for our study. There are a few specific exclusion criteria that would make you not eligible.

These are:

1. People suffering with any of these lung conditions:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis

2. People with problems relating to alcohol or drug abuse

3. Anyone with the following mental health issues:

  • Severe depression or acute suicidal ideation
  • Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other psychosis
  • Dementia or other neurological conditions that prevent you providing consent

4. Anyone who is pregnant

What is the process to apply?

If you want to be considered for the study, fill out the form on this page. One of our study coordinators will reach out to you to explain the next steps. This will involve arranging a call to go through our informed consent form and inclusion/exclusion criteria. If you are accepted, you will be told how to register an account in our online system. You will then be able to schedule your lab visit.

If I am accepted, how do I schedule a lab visit?

Once you are accepted and have registered in our system, you will be able to visit our appointments page to schedule your lab visit

What is the process to apply?

  • When you arrive you will be asked to prove your identity and answer a few questions
  • The study coordinator will explain the process of giving your samples
  • Then you will sit down next to the machine and blow into a sterile new mouthpiece. 
  • You will need to blow out steadily for 10-20 seconds. There is a screen to show you if you are blowing at the correct rate. You will be asked to provide up to 10 breaths.
  • The machine will analyze the chemical substances in your breath and this data will be used for the study.
  • Once you complete your breaths, you will be given a gift card and will be free to leave

If I am accepted, how do I schedule a lab visit?

All your data is securely stored in our servers and the results of your breath tests will be used to help us establish the typical compounds found in human breath. We are obliged to keep all data collected as part of the study. This is explained in the informed consent form that you will sign.

More questions?

If you still have questions about the study, the sign-up process or anything else related, please contact Armando Torres

(562) 314-8142

Non-invasive breath analysis

Research shows that substances in your exhaled breath are able to:

  • Identify compounds in your body

  • Help with monitoring treatments

  • Potentially diagnose diseases

Non-invasive breath analysis