Our solution

Simplified diagnostic process

The JIDDU platform unlocks effortless diagnostics, simplifying complex tests with minimal training

Our benchtop analyzer can identify the presence of a bacterial infection in urine and then perform antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) of the bacterium in one hour. This will inform physicians which antibiotics would be best to give to patients in a short period of time.

How it works


Place the sample into the cartidge

The sample is placed in a specialized microfluidic cartridge. The type of cartridge utilized varies with the sample type. Once attached, the cartridge is placed in the device and the automated testing process begins.


Bacteria from the sample is captured

Through an automated filtering process, the bacteria is captured from the sample. For the blood panel, this capturing process incorporates a step to eliminate hemoglobin from lysed blood cells.


Cultivation and antibiotic testing

The sample is subdivided into multiple channels, allowing it to be mixed with specified antibiotics, as well as have two control channels. Once divided and mixed, the sample channels are cultivated for 35 minutes in a conducive media.


Detection of bacteria presence

The sample channels mix with specified reagents before moving to an analysis chamber. After 15 minutes, the device is able to confirm the presence of bacteria in the sample as well as provide antibiotic sensitivity results for the pre-selected antibiotics.

1-Hour Results

Rapid UTI detection

Antibiotic sensitivity indication

Point-of-Care Testing

Actionable results

Expedited treatment

Ease of Use

Basic training requirement

Automated testing & Disposable cartridges

Cost Effectiveness

$10K as a one-time device purchase

$50 per test cartridge

Technology overview

Metabolic activity detection

The technology behind the JIDDU system translates metabolic activity into rapid and actionable results

Astek Diagnostics’ revolutionary diagnostic platform leverages microfluidics and is comprised of two distinct parts - a separation chamber and an analyzer. The bacteria is first isolated from urine in the separation chamber, and then metabolic activity is measured through an ultra-sensitive detector using fluorescent dye. This metabolic activity is used to determine antibiotic susceptibility.

Metabolic activity example


TMP-SMX (Bactrim)





A high metabolic activity shows that an infection is present

TMP-SMX (marketed as Bactrim) is the go-to drug administered for UTIs

A decline in metabolic activity indicates the antibiotic is working