Urinary tract infections (or UTIs) are one of the most common diseases in the world. Every year, 150 million people are afected by this infection worldwide.
UTI's affect mainly to women, but the high risk patients are diabetic, pregnant women and elderly people.
This disease is so common, that every year in the US more than 11 million people visit health services for symptoms related to UTI.
BugSense is a low-cost and easy to use diagnostic device that detects Urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance.
BugSense is the first paper-based patch designed for UTIs. Because we use paper as the main material, BugSense is a diagnostic device with a lower price than the devices availables in the market.
Easy to use
BugSense is an easy to use patch which works like a pregnancy tests. There is no need for labs or professionals, so you can use it by yourself at home or wherever you want.
BugSense works as a culture device with no need of an incubation machine. That allows to provide a better diagnosis, you will know if you have an urinary tract infection and which one is the better antibiotic treatment for you as well.
Meet the people that are going to create a new type of diagnosis.
Raquel Le Houcq
Prazeres da Costa Clarissa
Center of Translational Cancer Research (TranslaTUM).Einsteinstr. 25, 81675 Munich, Germany