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'Novel Technologies' launch meeting, April 2016

From left to right:

Top row: Dr. Subhamay Ghosh, Prof. Luis Mur - Scientific Lead, Prof. Keir Lewis - Clinical Lead, Denisa Asandei, Adrian Mironas, Dr. Priya Sai-Giridhar

Bottom row: Dr. Tim Tasibey, Dr. Kirsty Hett, Rachel Paes De Araujo

Novel technologies for diagnosing and monitoring pulmonary diseases

IRAS ID 187325

This is a collaborative study between academia and the NHS which seeks to harness the latest scientific advances to improve the care of patients with different respiratory diseases. 

We are indebted to the many patients who have contributed to, and continue to contribute to this study.

Thank you. 

This website is for you to see how you are aiding important clinical advances and allows you to contact us should you wish. 


The 'Novel Technologies' study was launched in April of 2016 and it focuses on identifying important biomarkers in saliva, sputum, serum and pleural fluids which are linked to: 

  • The presence of lung cancer

  • A particular stage of lung cancer

  • A particular type of lung cancer; (e.g. Non-small cell lung cancer [NSCLC]; small cell lung cancer [SCLC])

  • COPD disease status and the triggering of exacerbation (a flare-up or episode when your breathing gets markedly worse)

  • informing the treatment of sleep apnoea

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Lung Cancer


Sleep Apnoea


Our Team


Professor Keir Lewis

COPD, Lung Cancer and smart database development

Keir Lewis is Professor at Swansea University, Medical Director of Respiratory Innovation Wales and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Hywel Dda University Health Board. He is the Clinical Lead for the Novel Technologies Project and helps to frame new questions on biomarkers and helps identify and recruit patients with various lung conditions into the various studies.

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Sarah Bowen

Respiratory research assistant

Sarah Bowen Respiratory Research Assistant at Prince Philip Hospital Hywel Dda University Health Board. She provides day to day admin support for the Novel Technologies project, site file maintenance and co-ordinating sample transfers.

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Professor Luis Mur

Principal investigator

Prof. Mur is Director of Reseach for Biology and Health at Aberystwyth University. He uses the latest 'omic approaches to develop our knowledge of a range of pathologies.  He is visiting Professor of UNESP (Sao Paulo) in Brazil, the University of Silesia in Poland and Northwest University in China. He has "recognised foreign expert" status at Shandong University, China.

Selected publications

Pipetting Samples

Non-targeted integrative multi-omics approaches on sputum reveal potential diagnostic and monitoring biomarkers for respiratory diseases


Late Breaking Abstract - Early exploratory use of omic approaches to assess metabolite changes in COPD

Funding Bodies


Respiratory Innovation Wales


Hywel Dda University Health Board

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