The SNIFFIRDRONE project, in which researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) participate, appears in the media with the main objective of developing a drone-based system that generates real-time pollution and odor maps, as well as instant reports and alarms.
Researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, led by Santi Marco, appear in the media to validate, together with the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, a new technology that analyses the breath of patients and diagnoses with a high degree of precision who suffer from pulmonary infections by P. aeruginosa.
Santiago Marco, group leader at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), appears in the newspaper “El Español” exploring the scientific reasons why snow can smell.
IBEC researchers, together with clinicians from Sant Pau Hospital and Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, use “electronic noses” and machine learning to analyse the breath of patients, identifying with high accuracy those with lung infections of P. aeruginosa, a multidrug resistant pathogen. This method could represent a non-invasive and efficient tool to diagnose and monitor patients with a bacterial lung infection, offering a faster alternative to standard sputum cultures.