COVID- 19 : Top 3 updates for Doctors Date: 15/05/2020

Harvard and MIT researchers are developing a face mask that lights up when it detects the coronavirus
13th May 2020: For many years the team of bioengineers at Harvard and MIT have been developing sensors that can detect viruses like Ebola and Zika. Now they are adapting their technology to detect coronavirus. They plan to embed the sensor inside the face masks so that when a person breathes, coughs or sneezes, the sensors light up to signal the presence of virus.

Covid antibody test a ‘positive development’
14th May 2020: A test to find out whether people have been infected with coronavirus in the past has been approved by health officials in England. Public Health England said the antibody test, developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, was a “very positive development”. The blood test looks for antibodies to see if a person has already had the virus and might now have some immunity.

This Vadodara-based startup has manufactured over 70,000 PPE kits
15th May 2020: As all countries including India continue their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the PPE has been witnessing an ever increasing demand. However, a Vadodara-based startup “Sure Safety” is working towards solving the PPE availability problem in a big way. Sure Safety, which is an E-commerce start-up is among the first few companies engaged by the government of India to manufacture PPE kits to fight coronavirus.

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