The 2019 Breath Biopsy Conference – Owlstone Medical's community meeting for breath researchers – took place in Cambridge on 13th and 14th November.
Breath Biopsy Conference doubles in size
The Owlstone Medical team welcomed over 140 delegates for two-days of presentations, posters, discussions and networking.
Day one saw keynote speakers Jane Hill and Jessica Lasky-Su present on infectious disease diagnosis and metabolomics respectively. Day two of the conference included a further keynote by George Hanna from Imperial College London and closed with a lively expert panel discussion on 'The next five years in breath research.'
Alongside the main programme, delegates enjoyed the popular poster session and had the opportunity to get their hands on the new range of Breath Biopsy products, and meet Owlstone Medical’s expert teams, who were on hand to answer questions about the platform.
Owlstone Medical CEO Billy Boyle said, "I think this year's conference has been a great success. This is our second conference and it has doubled in size, bringing together people from very diverse fields, including analytical chemists to clinicians.
“The conference enables us to foster a community where collaboration is a key aim. For me the key highlight of the conference was the range of the different speakers and the depth of experience among the delegates. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended this year's event and we look forward to welcoming you to next year's conference."
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