Low-cost.
Easy to use.
UTI diagnosis.

diagnosis for everyone.

Bugsense is a diagnostic device for Urinary Tract Infections and antibiotic resistance.

reliable. easy to use. low-cost.

 

Cost-efficient.

The novel paper-based patch design offers unprecedented cost efficiency for the provided performance. 

Simple
Application.

BugSense is as easy to use as a pregnancy test. You can use it anywhere, any time, with no need for labs or professionals.

Accuracy and Mobility. 

No Compromise.

BugSense provides the same accuracy known from other culture devices, but without requiring an incubation machine or other medical devices. With our personalized diagnosis and a check for resistances in one step there’s no need to make compromises any longer.

A smartphone application supports users in evaluating the test

AI-based Diagnosis with your Smartphone.

Image analysis allows the identification of bacteria and their concentration, as well as frequent antibiotic resistances.

BugSense App Prototyp
 

About
UTI

Urinary tract infections affect 152 million people around the world every year. Due to the anatomy of their urinary tract, women are particularly at risk as well as the elderly, diabetes, pregnant, and immune-suppressed patients.

Differentiated urine diagnostics, which forms the basis for adequate therapy, is time-consuming, labour and resource-intensive. As a result, UTIs are often treated only empirically, i.e. without the availability of an antibiogram. The incorrect and often unnecessary prescription of antibiotics prolongs treatment times, increases the risk of complications and promotes the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

81%

UTI related visits to health services are made by women

150 Million

People are affected by this infection worldwide 

11 Million

People attend health services due to symptoms related to urinary tract infections

Meet
the Team

Sarah Wali

Sarah
Wali

Operations Management

Henning Sabersky-Müssigbrodt

Henning Sabersky-Müssigbrodt

Research & Development

Azur Čaušević

Azur
Čaušević

Software

Engineer

Lars Erik Witten

Lars Erik
Witten

Business and Finance

Our
Advisor

Nina Wantia

Nina
Wantia

Clinical Microbiology

Oliver Hayden

Oliver
Hayden

Heinz-Nixdorf Chair for Biomedical Electronics 

Clarissa Prazeres da Costa

Clarissa Prazeres da Costa

Director Center of Global Health

Robert Tauber

Robert
Tauber

Senior Physician 

Urological Clinic