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U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

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Two U.S. government health agencies agreed to purchase some 1.7 million doses of a Covid-19 antiviral drug, once the drug receives clearance from FDA. . . . → Read More: U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

Medical Devices to Reduce Military Travel Disorders

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Biomedical engineers at university labs are designing medical devices that reduce jet lag and intestinal problems faced by military service members. . . . → Read More: Medical Devices to Reduce Military Travel Disorders

Crispr Enables Inhaled Flu, Covid-19 Treatment

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A biomedical engineering lab designed and tested in lab animals gene-edited therapies for influenza and Covid-19, inhaled by patients with a home device. . . . → Read More: Crispr Enables Inhaled Flu, Covid-19 Treatment

Sensor in Works Detecting Covid-19 Airborne Virus

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A company developing graphene bio-computer chips is applying its technology to sensors that quickly detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses in indoor air. . . . → Read More: Sensor in Works Detecting Covid-19 Airborne Virus

U.S. Supports Home Smartphone Covid-19 Test

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The U.S. government is funding large-scale production of Covid-19 home test kits that send results to the user’s smartphone. . . . → Read More: U.S. Supports Home Smartphone Covid-19 Test

Institutions Join Global Health Breakthrough Network

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Wellcome Leap aims to establish a model for faster design and development of health breakthroughs, beginning with elimination of administrative obstacles. . . . → Read More: Institutions Join Global Health Breakthrough Network

Device-Aided Covid-19 Vaccine Invokes Immune Response

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Results from an early clinical trial show a Covid-19 vaccine using an electronic device to boost uptake in cells is safe and generates an immune-system response. . . . → Read More: Device-Aided Covid-19 Vaccine Invokes Immune Response

Daily Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine in Works

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A group of university and government labs is formulating an antiviral drug as a nasal spray for use as a daily preventive vaccine against Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Daily Covid-19 Nasal Spray Vaccine in Works

DoD Funding Mobile Vaccine/Therapy Manufacturing Lab

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The U.S. Defense Department’s research agency is funding a prototype mobile lab to produce RNA-based vaccines and therapies in the field on demand. . . . → Read More: DoD Funding Mobile Vaccine/Therapy Manufacturing Lab

Group Advancing Electronic Spinal Cord Injury Therapies

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A consortium of academic and industry labs is integrating electronic sensors and neural stimulation therapies into an early treatment protocol for spinal cord injuries. . . . → Read More: Group Advancing Electronic Spinal Cord Injury Therapies