Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Estimated that over 100 million urinary catheters are sold annually

Many are used to treat long-ter

CAUTI Infection

  •Estimated that over 100 million urinary catheters are sold annually


•Many are used to treat long-term conditions, including incontinence.


•Catheterisation has been linked with a threefold increase in mortality in hospital patients and nursing home patients.


•CAUTI significant burden to the NHS: Most common HAI, and costs ~£123 million p.a. For community care cost estimated at ~£10,000 per patient p.a.

Effect of CAUTI Infection

Catheter blockage can lead directly to nephritis, kidney failure sepsis and death

Our solution

A simple, cheap diagnostic lozenge which is inserted directly into the urine drainage bag. 


Left: non-infected

Right:  infected (12-16 h to blockage)