Technion Coronavirus Breakthroughs

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So much has changed at the Technion. In-person classes have moved online, events have been cancelled, and COVID-19 research is well underway. In fact, right now, at least 40 Technion research teams are developing rapid diagnostic tools, treatments for patients, and potential COVID-19 vaccines. In the midst of so much anxiety, there is hope… thanks to the dedicated students and brilliant researchers at the Technion.

You can support students to continue their studies and ensure that vital COVID-19 research gets out of the lab and starts saving lives.  It won’t surprise you that the response from the Technion community is nothing short of remarkable.

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CHEAP, FAST CORONAVIRUS TEST

Prof. Naama Geva-Zatorsky leads a team of researchers at Technion in developing a cheap and fast home kit to test for coronavirus. Without the need for elaborate lab equipment, the researchers say the kit is 99% accurate.

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LIQUID FOAM THERAPY: NEW HOPE FOR COVID19 PATIENTS

Prof. Josué Snitzman and his team developed Liquid Foam Therapy (LIFT), a potentially-life saving technology combined with a smart inhaler that delivers necessary drugs to the lungs. This gives hope for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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QUICK, AFFORDABLE VENTILATORS TO SAVE LIVES

Maj. Dr. David Alkaher, the CTO and innovation leader of the Israeli Air Force’s Unit 108, led the AmboVent project: a ventilator hack that could help COVID-19 patients and responders on the frontlines. Maj. Dr. David Alkaher is a Technion alumnus.

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AIR-SHIELD TO PROTECT MEDICAL STAFF

Prof. Ezri Tarazi and his team have created an innovative device for medical staff masks. This shield continuously blows air on their faces improving protection against infection, while eliminating fogging and overheating.

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INTEL ACQUIRES MOOVIT FOR $900M

Intel recently acquired Israel’s Moovit for $900m for their transit solution helping essential workers get to their jobs safely amidst the coronavirus crisis. Co-founders Yaron Evron and Roy Bick are Technion alumni.

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TOUCH-FREE ACCESS

Corsight’s technology gives medical teams touch-free access to open locked areas through an AI-based facial recognition system without the removal of protective gear. Cortica was founded by Prof. Yehoshua Zeevi and doctoral graduates, Igal Raichelgauz and Karina Ordinaev.

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NANOGHOSTS TO TRAP CORONAVIRUS

Prof. Marcelle Machluf found an innovative way to help those affected by the coronavirus through her patented Nano-Ghost therapy. Best known for her cancer research to treat melanoma, Prof. Machluf has refocused her research on the pandemic.

We’re in this together. Behind every innovation, idea and breakthrough, there is one common purpose: to save lives.
With your support, the Technion can take even greater strides to help those in need and prove how determination and the Israeli spirit can make the impossible possible in fighting the pandemic.

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