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  • ProtectivAir Sterilizes Inhaled Air Using UV Light
    by Cici Zhou on March 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Medi-Immune, a UK firm, recently revealed ProtectivAir, a breathing device that uses UVc light to sterilize inhaled air and protect wearers against airborne pathogens, potentially including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The device is meant to be used by healthcare staff and others with occupational exposure to airborne pathogens. ProtectivAir consists of a nose and mouth mask that […]

  • COVID Med Supply Makes Donating Personal Protective Equipment Easy
    by Medgadget Editors on March 27, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is already running short at hospitals around the world dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic. However, there are dispersed stocks of face masks, shields, gloves, and other equipment that painters, dentists, demolition crews, and others may have on hand but are not sure how and where to donate them. Dr. Derek O’Keeffe […]

  • Bigfoot Biomedical for More Accurate Insulin Dosing: Interview with CMO Red Maxwell
    by Cici Zhou on March 26, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Managing insulin-dependent diabetes is no easy task. Most patients manually measure blood glucose and calculate insulin dosing using traditional multiple dose injection (MDI) therapy, a burdensome process that puts them at risk for both hypo- and hyperglycemia. Bigfoot Biomedical is working on a solution to take the guesswork out of MDI. The Milpitas, CA-based company […]

  • Georgia Tech Spearheads Distributed Protective Equipment Manufacturing Effort
    by Medgadget Editors on March 26, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is drawing on its access to engineers, scientists, and people in the manufacturing world, to quickly create and help mass produce a variety of personal protective equipment to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They’re focusing their efforts on using materials that are not already in short supply, so that […]

  • Pandemic Drone to Detect People with Respiratory Conditions
    by Conn Hastings on March 26, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Researchers at the University of South Australia are working to develop a drone that can spot people with potential respiratory infections, remotely. A wall-mounted AI device that listens for coughing and sneezing to predict and monitor pandemics was recently reported in Medgadget, but this latest monitoring device is mobile. The developers say the drone technology […]

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