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Join the conversation! Medical Design Briefs' Editor Sherrie Trigg provides her take on today’s innovative technology developments and the topics most important to you.

Researchers from the University of Houston, in collaboration with others, have designed a “catch and kill” air filter that can trap the virus responsible for...

Researchers are working to develop a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Before a vaccine is available to the...

A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures finds significant variability in the accuracy of currently available COVID-19...

MIT’s new Pandemic Response CoLab — a joint project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI), the MIT Community Biotechnology Initiative (CBI) at the MIT...

Maplewood Senior Living, a progressive senior living provider with a flagship Manhattan high-rise location, is now helping residents reconnect with their loved ones with...

A team of engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego has developed a low-cost, easy-to-use emergency ventilator for COVID-19 patients that is...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with many thousands of new infections reported each day, there is a need for widely applicable surveillance testing to gain a better...

Nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to...

NASA’s Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland have collaborated to develop new methods and technologies for decontaminating personal protective...

Has telehealth proven that it is a viable alternative for care? The answer is yes, according to Justin Williams, CEO of healthcare delivery platform Noteworth.

Advanced Test and Automation, Inc. (ATA) is working with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership will accelerate...

You’ve probably noticed over the past two months how hard it is to speak with people when half their face is hidden. You can’t hear them very well or make out their facial...

ATUM and Phylex BioSciences have entered into a collaboration to leverage ATUM’s Leap-In Transposase® platform to develop the cell line essential to the...

Israel’s Pangea, which specializes in digital transformation of government and business services, is at the forefront of efforts to reopen airports and facilitate travel in the age of...

Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence...

Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid...

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly, the N95 ones worn by healthcare workers. Although these coverings...

Royal Philips has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its wearable...

After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator...

As COVID-19 has swept through the globe, it has brought with it a new normal — at least for the time being. As I discussed last month, the...

In the midst of the current pandemic, time is of the essence. So, when the US Department of Health & Human Services tapped Hamilton Medical, Inc. to aid the...

Keter North America Inc. has begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Anderson, IN, and Milton, ON, Canada. Both...

Medical staff treating patients on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic come face to face daily with the risk of exposure to the virus. Among the riskiest...

MERS, which struck South Korea in a 2015 outbreak, was caused by a coronavirus — the same family of viruses that is responsible for COVID-19 (disease: COVID-19,...

Everlywell, a digital health company that offers individuals access to at-home collection lab tests, has received an Emergency Use...

In an effort to harness diverse streams of data to understand and respond to COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has entered into an agreement with Aetion to...

With the advent of COVID-19, medical ventilators are more critical than ever. Ewellix, which manufactures linear motion and actuation solutions, is...

“Testing, testing, testing.” It’s a mantra that health officials have been constantly promoting because screening people for COVID-19 is the best way to...

Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from FDA for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect...

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