Today's lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) diagnostic tests are inaccurate and slow because they rely on sputum samples.
Deton’s Cough Collector enables physicians to treat lower respiratory infections effectively based on high-yield and fast diagnostic test results. Today, physicians rely on empiric treatment because sputum-based tests are low-yield and slow. Sputum (or phlegm) is unobtainable in children and 20% of adults. It is contaminated and difficult-to-process. The Cough Collector non-invasively collects micron-sized infectious cough droplets from all patients, including those who cannot produce sputum. Our cough sample is also clean and easy-to-process.
Our solution. The Cough Collector is a novel and effective sample collection device for lower respiratory infections