Bedfont, who has specialised in the design and manufacture of breath analysis medical devices for over 40 years, has made Dr. Jafar Jafari the first appointment to its Gastrolyzer Medical Advisory Board.

Dr Jafar Jafari

Dr Jafar Jafari, member of Gastrolyzer Medical Advisory Board, Bedfont

Head of Upper GI Physiology at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust Hospitals, Dr. Jafari has an MD in Medicine, a PhD in Neurogastroenterology, and has been involved in over 100 research publications regarding gastroenterology. Notably, one of Dr. Jafari’s main areas of interest is hydrogen (H2) and C13 GI breath testing.

The Gastrolyzer range works by measuring exhaled levels of H2 and methane (CH4) that are produced when the gut breaks down food; interpreting these gas levels can help to determine gastrointestinal disorders such as lactose intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and more.

Jason Smith, Managing Director, says, “We are privileged to welcome Dr. Jafari into our Bedfont Family and onto our Gastrolyzer Medical Advisory Board. We are very fortunate to be able to call upon his extensive knowledge and expertise in the gastrointestinal field.”

Dr. Jafar Jafari, adds, “The Gastrolyzer range provides an instant, non-invasive and easy-to-use method for healthcare professionals and patients to use when investigating gut function. I am privileged to have been given this opportunity to contribute to Bedfont’s GI breath testing campaign.”