During his two-day junket of the Middle East, Prince Charles met with Israeli scientist Prof. Hossam Haick at the Technion University in Haifa on Friday, in order to discuss the invention of the SniffPhone – used to identify certain types of cancer, pulmonary disease and even early stages of neurodegenerative diseases.The device itself uses nanotechnology sensors to analyze biomarkers in a person's breath that would indicate the early onset of most of the diseases mentioned above. Researchers are now aiming to develop a small plug-in module that will be "invaluable" in screening cancer and 17 other types of diseases. "SniffPhone has an unparalleled advantage over traditional screening methods: The device is comfortable and painless to use, and provides a simple and cost-effective alternative for medical professionals," Technion University explained in a statement. The meeting took place on the 55th anniversary of the death of former British prime minister Winston Churchill, who played a crucial role in the foundation of the State of Israel following World War II. In 1958, the Churchill Auditorium at the Technion was dedicated to the British leader, seven years before his death. Charles is honoring Churchill's memory by meeting Professor Haick, one of Israel's leading scientists of the modern age."I feel truly honored that some new buildings at the Israel Institute of Technology are to be named after me and that my name will be associated with an undertaking devoted to the advancement of knowledge and human well-being," Churchill said in a November 1954 letter to the Technion.