Sensing gut health: Ingestible sensors which will 'transform monitoring' to be showcased at Probiota Asia

By Gary Scattergood

- Last updated on GMT

The event will take place in Singapore in October
The event will take place in Singapore in October
Swallowable sensors that could revolutionise how scientists and medical professionals monitor the gut and diagnose conditions will be the focus of a keynote presentation at our upcoming Probiota Asia Summit in Singapore.

The talk will be delivered by Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, from the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Australia

 While ingestible sensors have been hailed as the next big thing in human health monitoring and diagnostics, among the first to come top fruition is a low-cost human gas sensing capsule developed by Kourosh and his team to diagnose gastrointestinal disorders and assess the impact of diet on the gut.

The electronic capsule, which consists of gas sensors, micro-electronic circuits, tiny batteries and telecommunication components, does its work and then leaves the body naturally after passing through the gut.

His presentation will summariss the results of animal and human trials and assesses the market potential for this breakthrough device.

Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh just a host of industry experts taking to the stage at the event.

Fellow speakers include:

  • Paul Mannion — Director of Product Innovation, Blackmores
  • Ger Rijkers — Professor of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University College Roosevelt, the Netherlands
  • Craig Silbery — CEO, Life-Space
  • Wai Mun Poon — Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Wong SJ Asia
  • Michael Conlon — Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Ng Qin Xiang — University of Singapore
  • George Paraskevakos — Executive Director, International Probiotics Association.

Meanwhile, DuPont is joining the event as a diamond sponsor, with Yakult and Nutrasource on board at the platinum level.

Morinaga and Winclove are backing the summit at gold level, with Probi, Lesaffre Human Care, Evolution Health and Human Metabolome joining at supporter level.

The event takes place from October 17-19 at the Hilton, Orchard Road, Singapore.

For information on commercial opportunities at the event, please contact Junia Tan​.

Register as a delegate here​.

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