Bugsense is a diagnostic device for Urinary Tract Infections and antibiotic resistance.
reliable. easy to use. low-cost.
The novel paper-based patch design offers unprecedented cost efficiency for the provided performance.
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.
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.
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.
UTI related visits to health services are made by women
People are affected by this infection worldwide
People attend health services due to symptoms related to urinary tract infections