Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

Soter Creates Device To Detect COVID-19 In Seconds To Reopen Sports/Entertainment Venues

ANN ARBOR - Ari Reuben, and Larry Shattuck from Soter Technologies explains how their new screening device - similar in size to an airport metal screener - can measure in seconds four vital indicators on whether a person is infected with COVID-19. It has the potential to reopen shuttered sports and entertainment venues. If someone

By |2020-06-27T19:34:33-04:00June 26th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

Canada’s 3DQue Systems Uses Software To Create Moldless Products

ANN ARBOR - Stephanie Sharp, CEO of 3DQue Systems, pivoted from 3D printing auto products to Personal Protection Equipment for Canadian first responders and healthcare workers. Her company's wrinkle is they use software to craft these products in large quantities, rather than molds. 3DQue Systems Inc., based in Vancouver, Canada, produces automated digital manufacturing systems

By |2020-06-23T15:44:32-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

Guardhat Adds Software For COVID-19 Temperature Monitoring, Contact Tracing

DETROIT—Officials at the Detroit-based workplace safety equipment developer Guardhat announced a partnership with the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based facial recognition security software firm Oloid. Guardhat officials said the partnership will empower organizations to operate under the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for social distancing and elevated body temperature scanning by integrating a

By |2020-06-21T18:32:05-04:00June 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Covid-19 Update: Smart Coronavirus Adapting To Tests, Treatments

ANN ARBOR - Infectious disease expert Fred Brown tells you what to do should you want to fly on a commercial aircraft flight to avoid catching COVID-19 and giving it to anyone else. President | Chief Operating Officer Fred Brown Management Consulting, LLC C-suite strategy and operations consulting to healthcare providers, insurers and suppliers. •

By |2020-06-19T09:52:09-04:00June 18th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

Windsor’s Harbour Tech Pivots To Making PPE Machines

WINDSOR, Ontario - Harbour Tech answered the Canadian government's call to shift from making precision machinery for the auto and nuclear industries to making Personal Protective Equipment such as N95 masks and hospital gowns. HARBOUR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. is a third generation, family run company with over 45 years of manufacturing experience, specializing in custom

By |2020-06-14T15:29:23-04:00June 14th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

Epidemiologist Fred Brown: COVID-19 Testing Update

ANN ARBOR - If you want to know more about the status of testing for COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus, Epidemiologist Fred Brown provides all the details in this video interview. You are going to want to watch. Connect with me using: [email protected] LION | LinkedIn Open Networker. Business-builder experienced in all aspects of

By |2020-06-14T15:29:56-04:00June 14th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

NSF International Launches Checked By NSF Program To Battle COVID-19

ANN ARBOR – Global public health organization NSF International launched a new program to help businesses, schools and cultural institutions take the necessary steps to reopen and stay open while minimizing coronavirus risk for customers, guests and employees. NSF’s new Checked by NSF™ program includes a wide variety of services – from a smart phone

By |2020-06-13T14:36:52-04:00June 13th, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Ann Arbor Biotech Companies Form Partnership To Battle SARS

ANN ARBOR—Swift Biosciences and Arbor Biosciences, two Ann Arbor biotech companies, have partnered to offer a complete workflow for RNA-Seq library preparation and targeted enrichment of the SARS-CoV-2 genome. An enabling offering for epidemiological research and public health surveillance, the partnership uses Swift’s patented Adaptase technology within the Swift RNA Library Kits combined with myBaits

By |2020-06-06T15:31:52-04:00June 6th, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Chinese-Backed Ann Arbor Incubator Helps Chinese Company Gain U.S. Approval For N95 Masks

ANN ARBOR—The United States subsidiary of a Chinese business incubator that started at Tsinghua University, Ann Arbor-based TusStar, the Chinese nanotechnology company Neatrition has received United States approval for its NMV95+ mask products featuring a nano-scale surface in both a new headband design and the existing over-the-ear style mask. The masks were tested at Salt Lake

By |2020-06-03T19:59:51-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Grand Rapids Manufacturer Launches Video System For Virtual Hospital Visits

GRAND RAPIDS—EVideon Inc. has released a video hospital system designed the product specifically for healthcare to allow hospitalized patients to visit with loved ones virtually, without burdening nurses with IT challenges. Unlike other video chat solutions like Zoom or Skype, the solution requires no downloads, accounts, or logins for patients or visitors and meets privacy

By |2020-06-03T19:51:18-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|