Tuberculosis In Figures
10 Million New Cases Each Year
Each year, 10 million people contract tuberculosis. One-third of these new cases, representing about 3 million individuals, are not detected and remain unknown to health organisations. As a result, patients are not receiving appropriate treatment, thereby allowing for ongoing disease transmission.
4 Million Undetected Cases
Eighty percents of new yearly cases emerge in developing countries that lack resources to implement successful diagnosis campaigns. Existing tests are not adapted to the needs of those countries.
4 in10 people with tuberculosis
are not diagnosed or treated
1.5 Million Victims
Despite being a preventable and curable disease, 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis each year because their diagnosis is “missed,” making it the world’s top infectious disease killer.
The main reason of this underdiagnosis are:
Infrastructure (labs) required : most of the population does not have easy access to the few existing infrastructures
Medically qualified staff required
Testing is expensive.
Available tests are unquantifiable and lack sensitivity
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Epilab at ChangeNOW
Epilab had the opportunity present the solution for TB detection at ChangeNOW, the world’s largest event for the planet
Every year, it brings together the most innovative solutions and impactful changemakers tackling our planet’s biggest challenges, to take action, together. ChangeNOW builds bridges between the entrepreneurs, business leaders and policy-makers to accelerate change.
1M€ seed to develop Epilab kit
Epilab raises €1 million to develop its portable, simple and rapid tuberculosis diagnostic kit. This kit will be the first to answer the international's demand for a such a screening tool, and will be deployed in West Africa.
Interview with Epilab at France biotech
France Biotech is the French trade association of biotechnology companies. Its primary mission is to support the development of this industry in France.
Epilab was the subject of the 5th episode of its "Pépites Healthtech" series where France Biotech present promising start-ups.
New scientific publication
New publication in Talanta : "Rapid electrochemical detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum by measuring Ag85 activity with disposable carbon sensors”.
This article presents the first data Epilab patented technology patients samples from Bichat Hospital. The results are very promising with a specificity of 78% and a sensitivity of 89%.
Prix Galien 2022
Epilab is selected for the 2022 PrixGalienUSA in the category "Best Startup in the Medical Technology Industry".
It is an honor for us to be nominated for this award, which recognizes excellence in R&D that has significantly improved the human condition.
The awards ceremony was held on October 27, 2022, in NYC to celebrate the committed companies creating a healthier future for patients.