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About

In BREATHE we are building a biobank and database with samples and information from 1800 real-life patients with severe, moderate or mild cases of asthma or COPD and 140 healthy persons.

The materials we collect, will be used to develop diagnostic tools and biomarkers which are directly applicable in the clinical use.

We need to develop more precise diagnostics, as recent years’ research shows, that both asthma and COPD exists in several different subtypes and each subtype should be treated in a specific way.

In addition, with newly introduced biologic medicines, doctors require better diagnostics to stratify the patients to the most optimal treatment.

BREATHE also look at E-Health solutions, which can help patients to better understand and handle their disease using apps, smartphones or home-use devices.

BREATHE is a collaboration between 3 hospitals, 2 universities, 1 company and 2 primary care centers all located in Sweden and Denmark.

We collaborate with all academic and industrial researchers who are interested in using information from the BREATHE research platform.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the administration or one of the founders listed below.

Founders

VIBEKE BACKER, MD, Professor, Chief Respiratory Physician, Bispebjerg Hospital

 

CELESTE PORSBJERG, MD, Associate Professor, Chief Respiratory Physician, Bispebjerg Hospital

 

UFFE BØDTGER, Chief Respiratory Physician,

Næstved Sygehus

 

KARSTEN KRISTIANSEN, MSc, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

 

LEIF BJERMER, MD, Professor, Chief Respiratory Physician, Skåne University Hospital

 

JONAS ERJEFAELT, MSc, PhD, Professor, Dept. Exp. Medical Sciences, Lund University

 

RUIQU XU, North Europe Regional Director, BGI Europe.

Administration

THOMAS VEJE FLINTEGAARD 

//Head of Project

Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen

tvf@breathenordic.com

// + 45 52 22 63 44

 

DITTE KJÆRSGAARD KLEIN

//Research Coordinator

Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen

dkk@breathenordic.com

// + 45 30 91 47 42

 

LISA KARLSSON

//Research Coordinator

University of Lund

lk@breathenordic.com

// +46 073 641 35 12

 

AC TOVGAARD

//Communication & PR

Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen

act@breathenordic.com

// +45 30 91 47 63

 

CARINA von HADELN HOPPE HANSEN

//Secretary

Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen

chhh@breathenordic.com

//+45 30 91 47 54