Dr Victor Higgs is the founder and current managing director of Applied Nanodetectors, a technology company providing sensor solutions for medical markets. He has more than 25 years' experience successfully leading and directing innovative businesses. He is an innovator with expertise in sales and marketing, business development and hi-tech product development for worldwide markets. He is a business driver and strategist successful in creating vision and building organisations.
Applied Nanodetectors is developing point-of-care exhaled breath tests for the effective management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma. We have developed a unique sensor array platform printed on low cost substrates that can be to be incorporated into a handheld device to measure breath biomarkers. These sensor arrays can detect many chemicals in real time to give more accurate results than conventional gas sensors. Regular use of a breath test would provide an effective point-of-care treatment and lead to a reduction in healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes.