Tuberculosis diagnosis gap in figures
10 million new cases each year
Each year, 10 million people contract with tuberculosis. One-third of these new cases, about 3 million, are not detected and remain unknown to health organizations. Therefore they are not receiving proper treatment they need and deserve, and increase contamination.
3 million undetected cases
Eighty percents of new yearly cases emerge in developing countries who lack of resources to afford and deploy sufficient diagnosis campaign. Existing tests are not adapted to the needs of those countries. The main issues are:
Infrastructure (labs) required : most of the population does not have an easy access to the few existing infrastructure
Medically qualified staff required
Unquantifiable and not sensitive tests
1.5 million victims
Despite being a preventable and curable disease, due to underdiagnosis, 1.5 million people die from TB each year, making it the world’s top infectious killer.
Reference : World Health Organization
How we do it
We leverage a patented tuberculosis detection method using specific enzymatic reactions coupled with electrochemical detection.
PhD in Electrochemistry
PhD in Mycobacteria