LifeSense ESD for Early Stage Detection of Disease by Smell

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LifeSense ESD

The LifeSense ESD device consists of a breather body and disposable mouth piece and sensor strip. The breather body and mouth piece are made by injection molding. The sensor strip is prepared specific to the disease to be tested.

Many products are in development to sense disease by smell. The LifeSense ESD is easy to produce and of lower cost to manufacture than any of the products we were able to find.

Market Size

Total Addressable Market: 64 M patients
Serviceable Available Market: 32 M patient

Costs To Patient For Testing

Liver function tests $ 339
Liver biopsy $ 1,500
Ultrasound $ 1,000
CT scan $ 3,696
MRI $ 3,500

Cost of LifeSense ESD Testing

Disposables mouth piece and test strip

Cost to produce: $2
Cost to Physicians: $10
Cost to Patient: $25

Early diagnosis of disease focuses on detecting symptomatic patients as early as possible so they have the best chance for successful treatment. When disease detection is delayed or inaccessible there is a lower chance of survival, greater problems associated with treatment and higher costs of care.

In 2012 I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. It took more than 9 months before I started my treatment for the cancer. In 1975 my mother was diagnosed with cancer of the spleen. When they opened her up to operate, the cancer had spread to several other organs. They sewed her back up and started radiation treatments. She survived only a few months. In 2014 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In 2015 I was diagnosed with skin cancer.

Carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) has the highest lifetime treatment cost of all cancers, with estimated expenditures of approximately $187,000 per case and, in 2010, a cost of approximately $4 billion to treat. There is significant variation among providers in the clinical management of UCB, with concerns that compliance with treatment guidelines should be optimized to help improve patient outcomes.

– Highlights taken from: Urology Times, Cost Considerations in the Management of Bladder Cancer, October 16, 2017, Daniel J. Lee, MD, Sam S. Chang, MD

Short List of Diseases Detectable by Smell

  1. Ischemic heart disease – CAD
  2. Stroke
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  4. Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers
  5. Diabetes mellitus
  6. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  7. Tuberculosis
  8. Cirrhosis

The detection of disease by smell is not new. The incentive for LifeSense ESD comes from a dog's ability to sense disease.


Dogs in England are being trained to detect coronavirus in humans to help stop the spread of the virus. Researchers believe pups could screen up to 250 people per hour.
- Kyle HicksPosted at 12:06 PM, Apr 24, 2020 and last updated 12:12 PM, Apr 24, 2020

The LifeSense ESD is an affordable test that provides immediate results in any clinic or doctor’s office. It helps save lives.

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  • Name:
    Bob Gramley
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    Business Owner/Manager
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    When I see an opportunity to improve the quality of life of the person that uses the product
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