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CarbGeM Inc. is a newly established Japanese startup. Its AI-based smartphone application BiTTE was originally inspired by the clinical needs in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Japan.

By encouraging an early stage diagnosis and evidence-based antibiotics recommendation in a fast and accurate manner, BiTTE promotes a proper prescription of antibiotics. Hopefully, it will contribute to the prevention of antibiotic resistance problems.

CarbGeM Inc. aims to overcome the problem of antimicrobial resistance through biology and digital technology and industry-government-academia collaboration. The R&D activities are supported by several Japanese government grants including Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Currently CarbGeM is collaborating with the National Center for Global Health and Medicine and Kobe University in development.

Bacterial infection Teller and Treatment Estimator (BiTTE), prototype ready
CarbGeM Inc.’s AI-based image recognition smartphone application, BiTTE, reads microscopic images of gram-stained samples from patients who might have infection. BiTTE then sends the images to CarbGeM Inc.’s cloud server and obtains the name of the bacteria. Finally, BiTTE presents physicians appropriate antimicrobials for the treatment based on available antibiograms, for example regional antibiograms or WHO’s AWaRe Classification.

BiTTE assists physicians and laboratory technicians especially in primary care and outpatient settings in identifying the species of bacterial infections and suggesting appropriate antimicrobial agents.

Point of Care Gram Staining (PoCGS), prototype comes in 2022
This is a small and low-priced medical device that can be installed in emergency outpatient departments, intensive care units, and community clinics. Stain the patient sample on a slide glass and set it in PoCGS to complete the stained sample in a short time (10 minutes). The sample type(urine, sputum, etc.), reagent titration amount, staining time, etc. can be changed on the operation panel.

#601 2-24-13 kami-oosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021
Branch Office
6-3-5 Minatojima Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0047
Biotech, Medical Device
Medical Device, Software as a Medical Device
Funding Round
$1Mil (Seed and non-diluted government grant)


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