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Bacterial infections and the massive increase of antibiotic resistances around the world will be soon one of the biggest challenges of health care. Worldwide one of the most common form of infections are Urinary tract infection (UTI). Around 150 Mio. people worldwide are affected by UTIs each year; especially women. In order to decrease sample logistics, BugSense is developing a low-cost, paper-based device, which can detect infections, as well as antibiotic resistances. Our easy-to-perform test does not require any experts, logistics or central laboratories, and is therefore also applicable in rural areas, assuring that, practitioners and patients will get a personalized treatment, thus decreasing the risk of developing antibiotic resistances

Contact: Oliver Hayden (oliver.hayden@tum.de)