No more needles: A new and improved GastroCH4ECK™ to help detect gastrointestinal disorders via breath analysis

Bedfont® Scientific, Kent, launches their new GastroCH4ECK™ Gastrolyzer®  at the United European Gastroenterology Week 2016

Bedfont® Scientific has specialised in the design and manufacture of exhaled breath and gas monitoring instruments since 1976. With an unprecedented network of distributors, Bedfont’s products can be found in over 70 countries worldwide.

At the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) 2016, Bedfont can be found at booth X1/5, introducing the new and improved GastroCH4ECK™ Gastrolyzer®, a breath hydrogen and methane analyser used to help detect gastrointestinal disorders.

The GastroCH4ECK™ Gastrolyzer® helps to detect gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, SIBO and sugar intolerances such as lactose intolerance. This is done by measuring the amount of hydrogen and methane in a patient’s breath, which is produced by the breakdown of food in the gut.

Dr Anthony Hobson, the Clinical Director of the Functional Gut Clinic, explains,

“As an existing customer of the Gastrolyzer® range, I am delighted to have had the chance to test the unit before anyone else, and can truly say that the new sensor technology and friendly user interface make this the best hydrogen and methane breath test available, thanks to improved accuracy and ease of use. The GastroCH4ECK™ is the only hydrogen and methane breath testing monitor that offers direct breath samples meaning I can see my patients quicker and more efficiently, allowing me to provide a Gold Standard breath testing service.”

Jason Smith, General Manager at Bedfont Scientific, comments,

“The GastroCH4ECK™ Gastrolyzer® is simple to use for both patient and Doctor. It is completely non-invasive, making it the preferred method for patients who do not wish to provide a blood sample but also gives an instant reading, compared to having to wait up to two weeks for the blood sample to be tested, meaning the patient suffers less. We are proud to be unveiling our new GastroCH4ECK™ Gastrolyzer® at UEGW 2016 and hope that all who specialise in gastroenterology will come and see our new and improved monitor.”