Astek Diagnostics is a clinical-stage local company founded by Mustafa Al-Adhami, PhD with help from TEDCO, a Maryland based venture capital leader, to provide an effective therapeutic response to urinary tract infections. The founder’s grandfather became sick with a UTI, it took doctors four days to figure out the right antibiotic to prescribe. This inspired him to develop technology (named after what he called his grandfather as a child) that could differentiate between a UTI and a bacterial infection to help improve patient care. For more information please visit

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