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OneBreath™ by
Breath Diagnostics

Our patented OneBreath™ breath analysis system offers a much-needed alternative to current lung cancer screening and diagnostic methods. Our technology platform is intended to detect cancer by capturing and quantifying specific biomarkers in a patient's breath with enhanced accuracy in a portable, affordable, and easy to use system.1
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Our Mission

Our mission is to save lives and make a significant impact on the global healthcare landscape, starting with early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer. We are dedicated to providing patients, healthcare professionals, and institutions with innovative, non-invasive, and cost-effective diagnostic screening solutions.

Our Values

Our interdisciplinary team of experts includes engineers, scientists, and medical professionals who are passionate about creating life-saving solutions. Together, we strive to decrease the mortality rate of lung cancer through early detection, empowering patients and healthcare providers with the tools they need for a better tomorrow.







Peer-Reviewed Publications


Michael Nantz
Founder, Organic Chemist
Dr. Michael H. Nantz currently serves as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Louisville. Dr. Nantz has made significant contributions to the world of science and academia. Dr. Nantz's research expertise spans various areas, including cationic lipids and polymers for gene delivery, peptide-based prodrugs for cancer chemotherapeutics, applications of nanoparticle-peptide conjugates, and, of course, breath analysis research such quantitative analysis of exhaled carbonyl compounds. He has a prolific publication record, with many notable publications and is a contributor to several patents and licenses related to his research, including those in the field of cationic transport reagents, polyfunctional cationic cytofectins, breath analysis, and more. His innovations have had a significant impact on various areas of science and technology.
Xiao-An (Sean) Fu
Founder, Chemical Engineer
Xiao-An (Sean) Fu is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville. His current research interests include chemical microsensors, microreactors, breath analysis for development of a noninvasive diagnostic tool for detection of early lung cancer, trace gas detection, active tuberculosis and other pulmonary diseases, analysis of neurotransmitter, and advanced semiconductor thin films for integrated circuit and solar cell applications. He has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has received three U.S. patents. He was a key contributor to a number of research projects funded by DARPA and NASA including SiC MEMS and SiC JFET-based integrated circuits for high temperature applications. He invented a process for deposition of low stress polycrystalline SiC suitable as MEMS structure materials.
Victor van Berkel
CMO, Founder, and Director
Dr. Victor van Berkel, MD, PhD is a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Louisville, as well as Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and is currently the vice-chair of the Department. He is a co-investigator for several oncologic clinical trials through the Brown Cancer Center, and sits on two FDA panels that deal with the approval of medical devices. In addition to his clinical practice, he has an active research lab - his research on the use of breath analysis to identify lung cancer led to him being a cofounder of Breath Diagnostics, Inc.
Michael Bousamra
Founder and Director
Dr. Bousamra is a thoracic (chest) surgeon with Ascension Michigan in Detroit, Warren, and Southfield, specializing in the care of patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and in the full spectrum of malignant and benign non-cardiac diseases of the chest. He is also chief of thoracic surgery in SE Michigan and is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive lung cancer program focusing on early detection. A graduate of University of Michigan Medical School and a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, he has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and holds several patents on methods to detect cancer.
Phil Douglas
Chairman and Director
Phillip B. Douglas has 40 years of experience as a seasoned and innovative leader who has management and board experience which spans diverse organizational settings and industries. In addition to serving as a Director of Breath Diagnostics, Mr. Douglas currently serves on the Board of Directors of Oceans Healthcare, PartnerCare, Ernest Healthcare, The Ear Nose Throat & Plastic Surgery Associates (“ENTPSA”), Palmetto Technology Group (“PTG”) and Volta Inc. Previously Phil was the Executive Chairman of KureSmart Pain Management and Chairman and CEO of LifeCare Health Partners, which operated 25 locations in 9 states and experienced significant revenue and earnings growth under Mr. Douglas’ leadership. Mr. Douglas previously held senior executive positions with Humana and United Healthcare. Mr. Douglas is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and was a CPA with Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Jeff Rich
Dr. Rich is currently the Cleveland Clinic’s Chairman of Operations and Strategy for the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He previously served as the Surgical Director of the Sentara Cardiac Research Institute, as past President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and held leadership positions within the National Quality Forum (NQF). In addition, Dr. Rich served as the Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He testified four times before Congress and has served on Federal Advisory Committees for CMS as well as the FDA Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.
Ivan Lo
CEO and Director
Ivan Lo is the founder of Wealth Stream Capital Corp, a family office that invests in private and public companies across various sectors. WSCC was formed as a result of the seed and early-stage investments Ivan Lo has made, which have led to multiple exits and companies that have surpassed unicorn valuations. Ivan has led multiple strategic financing initiatives, and has been instrumental in the success of numerous private and public companies, playing a key role in the structure and financing of companies across various sectors. He has funded over 100 private and public companies who collectively have raised over $1 billion.
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