The only continuous monitoring device for urinary infections
TIMEUP is a spin-off developed within the University of Coimbra and created in 2023 by 5 researchers from the areas of microbiology and biomaterials, from the UC research centers – CNC-UC, CEF and CIEPQPF and with the participation of a researcher from the Polytechnic Institute from Coimbra, who since 2018 have been developing an innovative diagnostic device, capable of monitoring patients’ urine for several weeks. The company already has a functional prototype tested in the laboratory to detect the bacteria responsible for more than 80% of urinary infections, which in 2024 will be optimized to monitor more pathogens.
Before the creation of the startup they received 3 international awards to support the development of the technology TimeUp:
- Prototransfer INESPO III, 2018
- EIT Health Innostars, 2019
- Caixa Impulse, Fundação La Caixa, 2019