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Polymer Boosts Insulin Speed, Stability

Drug vials

Researchers discovered a polymer compound added to insulin that in tests with pigs cuts insulin’s acting time in half and more than doubles its usable life. . . . → Read More: Polymer Boosts Insulin Speed, Stability

Single Sensor to Detect Covid-19, Flu in Works

A university engineering team is developing an electronic sensor to quickly detect and distinguish between Covid-19 and influenza viruses. . . . → Read More: Single Sensor to Detect Covid-19, Flu in Works

Start-Up Creating a Simpler, Stable Liquid Biopsy

Blood vials

A new company spun off from University of Oxford is developing a stable and sensitive blood test to detect multiple types of cancer in their early stages. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Creating a Simpler, Stable Liquid Biopsy

Labs Creating Mask Electronic Sterilization Process

N95 respirator mask

Researchers from academic engineering and biology labs designed an electronic process for sterilizing N95 respirator face masks enabling their safe reuse. . . . → Read More: Labs Creating Mask Electronic Sterilization Process

Covid-19 Therapies Designed with Virtual Reality, A.I.

SARS-CoV-2 protease

Two companies are using deep learning and virtual reality to design treatments for Covid-19 infections, attacking a different target than most drugs being developed. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Therapies Designed with Virtual Reality, A.I.

Start-Up Gains Hydrogen Fuel Technology Funds

Fuel cell engine

A spin-off company from a university engineering lab received funds to build a device that efficiently splits water and creates hydrogen for fuel cell cars. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Gains Hydrogen Fuel Technology Funds

[Updated] Fast Paper Strip Covid-19 Test Devised with Crispr

Sherlock paper test strips

A simple, fast test for Covid-19 infections with treated paper dipped in specimens is being created with the gene-editing technology Crispr. . . . → Read More: [Updated] Fast Paper Strip Covid-19 Test Devised with Crispr

Univ Building Single Covid-19 Diagnostic, Antibody Test

D4 test slide

A university bio-engineering lab is developing a single point-of-care test that detects both Covid-19 viruses in nasal swabs and antibodies in blood samples. . . . → Read More: Univ Building Single Covid-19 Diagnostic, Antibody Test

Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Hun Park and Haiyue Huang

A materials science team is creating a face mask that kills infectious virus particles, such as those spreading Covid-19, as well as blocks respiratory droplets. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Developing Self-Sanitizing Face Mask

Univ Labs Developing Covid-19, Outbreak Test Devices

Lena Dolgosheina

Two university labs are creating tests or monitoring devices to detect novel coronavirus, or Covid-19 viruses, and spot other viral outbreaks when they occur. . . . → Read More: Univ Labs Developing Covid-19, Outbreak Test Devices