Phenylketonuria is a disease in which phenylalanine accumulates in the body without being metabolized, and without proper treatment, serious symptoms such as retardation of intelligence development and convulsions can occur. It is necessary to follow a proper diet to limit phenylalanine intake, and regular measurement of blood phenylalanine at a medical institution are necessary, but there is no system like measuring blood glucose at home for diabetics, making self-management difficult. Our company has jointly developed a system with Tohoku University to measure blood phenylalanine concentration easily and accurately at home. If self-measurement becomes possible at home at any time, meticulous dietary management can be realized for patients with phenylketonuria.
In May 2021, we filed a patent application jointly with Tohoku University for the diagnostic, and in June of the same year, we consulted with the PMDA.