We develop solutions that help treat simple infections of the urinary tract
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a frequent occurrence that largely affects the female population. It is estimated that one in two women suffers from a urinary tract infection during her life, with an annual incidence of 12.6%. (1)
The pathogen that most frequently causes this type of infections is Escherichia coli less frequently, other bacteria, viruses or fungi can also be responsible. (2)
Urinary tract infections can also affect men, especially during invasive diagnostic investigations such as prostatic transrectal biopsy.
1. Foxman, B. Epidemiology of urinary tract infections: incidence, morbidity, and economic costs. Dis Mon 49, 53–70 (2003).
2. Chambers, ST. Cystitis and Urethral Syndromes. in Infectious Diseases (Mosby, 2004).
The number of people that contract urinary tract infections each year
The percentage of women who have had at least one urinary tract infection in their life
The percentage of basic infections of the urinary tract that are caused by Escherichia coli