Ear infections are one of the most common reasons dog owners visit the vet with up to 20% of dogs having some form of ear disease.
We have developed a 2 minute diagnostic test that determines if your pet’s ear infection is caused by Pseudomonas, a common bacteria that is difficult to identify and treat.
An infection caused by Pseudomonas is difficult to detect and often misdiagnosed at the point-of-care
Bacterial culture tests are costly and slow, which delays proper treatment and prolongs your pet’s suffering
Infections caused by Pseudomonas are challenging to treat and require immediate and specialized care to ensure full recovery
Using proprietary technology, our test will provide the veterinarian with a diagnosis result allowing them to prescribe the proper course of treatment before your pet leaves the clinic. We expect to ship our product by the fall of 2020.
If your dog is shaking its head, scratching at the affected ear, or is showing signs of redness and swelling in the ear canal, it may be a sign of infection. As Dr. Elizabeth Racine writes in her article, it is important to see a veterinarian as soon as possible if your dog is showing signs of an ear infection as precise diagnosis is needed.
Dr. Ed Goluch, founder of QSM Diagnostics and Professor at Northeastern University shares QSM's mission: to identify and quantify bacteria present in a sample in minutes and how this technology can be applied to treat dog ear infections.