Thank you to the individuals and organizations supporting COVID-19 response efforts. This includes four companies using innovation and determination to improve health and well-being during the pandemic.
Biobot Launches COVID-19 Virus Detection via City Wastewater Analysis
To enhance COVID-19 tracking and trending, Biobot Analytics is applying its technology to analyze biological data from sewers to help identify the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. Due to limited COVID-19 patient testing, many public health officials do not have the data required to respond based on severity.
Biobot’s wastewater analysis can help to increase modeling accuracy without direct interaction with an increasingly strained healthcare system. Biobot analysis provides communities with a dynamic virus map of pandemic changes such as the spread to new areas and a reduction in established hot-spots. Learn more here.
Hospitals Disinfect COVID-19 from Surgical Masks & Mobile Devices with ReadyDock
The rapid escalation in COVID-19 cases is causing many healthcare providers to treat patients without the benefit of pandemic-grade personal protective equipment (PPEs). These healthcare providers on the front lines of treatment also need to safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, which can live on some surfaces for days.
Hospitals are responding by using ReadyDock’s disinfection docking stations to sanitize mobile devices – and to disinfect surgical masks. Read more here.
LexaGene to Provide Onsite COVID-19 Analysis within One Hour
COVID-19 testing takes days to complete because patient samples need to be shipped to laboratories and are then processed manually. LexaGene is addressing this problem by developing the first diagnostic analyzer for points-of-need environments – including clinics, hospitals, and airports.
The company’s genetic analyzer can detect new pathogens and other molecular markers in hours instead of days. Learn more here.
Smart Cups Pivots from ‘Printed Beverage’ Manufacturing to Make Hand Sanitizer
Drink supplier Smart Cups has the unique ability to print any type of beverage flavor inside cups or other surfaces. (Just add water to a disposable Smart Cup to get a high-energy drink in a variety of flavors.)
In the wake of COVID-19, the Mission Viejo, Calif. company has shifted half of its manufacturing resources to produce hand sanitizer for healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines of this pandemic throughout Orange County. In addition, Smart Cups is researching how it can apply its “printed beverage” technology to produce hand sanitizer and other supplies for healthcare workers and first responders. Learn more about Smart Cups.