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Silicon nitride demonstrates anti-viral properties against SARS-CoV-2 and kills virus within minutes of exposure.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are developing a graphene-based sensor that can tell the difference between The flu & the COVID19. The development comes as public health experts anticipate a spike in cases during the fall and winter. Knowing whether a patient is sick with the flu or coronavirus is essential because it informs treatment decisions and infection control measures, potentially saving tax dollars and reducing work for medical personnel.
On Tuesday, June 16th, the Advanced Materials Pandemic Task Force Kicked off it’s a virtual meeting for members of it’s chapters in the US and Europe and several of it’s working groups.
The "Around the Corner" Podcast series will help to paint a picture of what's coming in materials innovation, unforseen needs surfaced by this pandemic and how the research, government and business communities are coming together to address these needs each week we will focus on a leader who is tackling these challenges head on to give you a sense of what you can expect in both near term planning and long term strategy.
The international AMPT Network announces regional chapters and Working Groups to assist with the development of COVID-19, future pandemic and public health solutions using Advanced Materials
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The recent COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid response from the advanced materials industry, and this has led to a number of different developments happening over the last couple of months. While there has not been as much movement in the last few weeks, a lot of groundwork has been put in to ensure that advanced materials have their place in future pandemic responses. Depending on how long this current outbreak goes on, we could also see more advanced material solutions on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak, but that’s yet to be seen. Below, we look at a few of the areas which have seen a lot of interest for advanced material usage during the outbreak.
All periods are favorable for innovation, but those when crises are felt are more so because the survival instinct pushes even more to seek solutions: the need to find simple, cheap, effective and intelligent solutions are all the more necessary in these times. For example, wars have always been favorable to innovation. So the current health crisis will be very favorable to innovation in order to be able to bounce back towards new solutions that are more reliable and meet the new needs created by the crisis.
Public Health is in crisis. An outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 (citation). This outbreak set in motion a chain of events that has had severe repercussions across the world. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease (Covid-19) caused by this new virus (SARS-CoV-2) a global pandemic (citation). The outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 brought to light current and long-term failures of public health, culminating in a recurring disaster of epic proportions. These failures have not just been confined to the health front, but they have also affected social and political structures, as most disasters tend to do. #advancedmaterials #ampt
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