Queen Mary University of London & Royal College of Music


Breathing better for your biology: bespoke breathing techniques for relief of anxiety & digestive disease

We are guiding women to adopt better breathing techniques for relief of anxiety and digestive discomfort.

Digestive discomfort often coincides with a degree of anxiety. Living a busy modern life we adapt to tolerate and dismiss the build up of symptoms, leading to a disconnect between our mind and body which fuels an ongoing cycle.

Connection between our mind & body is best enabled by the breath. Breathing is at the intersection of how you feel and how you function. At BioBreathe we offer an audio-visual biofeedback tool, training you in better breathing techniques for the relief of pain and anxiety over time.

Calling all women who want to be empowered to breathe better for their biology!

The team

Dr. Rabia Lalani, Founder, Gastroenterologist and clinical research fellow in Neurogastroenterology

Kira Zhigalina, Artist and Product Designer, award-winning multimedia artist based in London

Karon Ng, Graphic and Product Designer, A human centred designer from Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, finding solutions for social issues through design

Emily Shrubsall, Hypnotherapist, A hypnotherapist who focused in using audio-based intervention to guide users in practicing deep breathing exercise

Tristan Ader, Digital Director, A digital director who is a specialist in digital experiences and has developed the BioBreathe app which connects to the product

Cohort Two BioBreathe showcase stand
Cohort Two BioBreathe showcase stand

Apply for Cohort Four

Focusing on novel solutions that address the Future of Pain our Challenge Accelerator Programme offers a salary replacement to take six-months (full-time) away from the lab to develop a medical technology into a business venture. The programme offers entrepreneurship masterclasses, specialist advice, access to co-working space and an allowance for travel and consumables (up to £45,000).

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