Q&A w Nobel laureate – Prof. Aaron Ciechanover

Over the past two decades, eight Israeli scientists have won the Nobel Prize, an extraordinary achievement for a country of its size and population. Winning a Nobel prize is an honour that is reserved for a few extraordinary people. It is the highest recognition a…

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Covid19 – Are we prepared for a second wave?

With the easing of the lockdown rules, concerns are being sounded about a possible second wave of Covid-19. The second wave of the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918-20 was particularly devastating, as was the second wave of the Swine Flu epidemic in 2009-10. So what…

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Covid-19 Impact On Business – How Do We Reinvent Ourselves

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every industry sector. Small, medium and large businesses are paying a heavy price to sustain themselves during this crisis, requiring many to reassess their business model, services, offerings and strategy. With restrictions easing, our business executives and government leadership…

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Reusable Protective Masks Powered by Phone Charger

Israeli researchers say they have invented a reusable face mask that can kill the coronavirus with heat by drawing power from a mobile phone charger. The disinfecting process takes about 30 minutes – and users should not wear the mask while it is plugged in,…

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Simulator for COVID-19 Exit Strategy

Technion Researchers Develop a Simulator for Managing the Coronavirus Exit Strategy A team of experts from Technion and the Civic Cabinet has designed a simulator that assesses the ramifications of the government’s various policy decisions on the spread of the coronavirus in Israel. The simulator…

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“Air Shield” Protective Gear

The Design-Tech Lab at Technion and Rambam Health Care Campus have developed an innovative device for medical staff’s masks, that continuously blows air on their faces, improving protection against infection while eliminating fogging and overheating. Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Chair of the Industrial Design Program and…

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Unmasking all Danger

Corsight is offering face recognition technology that works even when faces are covered with masks. Corsight is a spin-off of the Technion-born startup Cortica, co-founded by Prof. Josh Zeevi of the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The company has developed the ability to recognize faces even if…

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Non-Invasive Ventilators

Tamar Robotics has developed a protective hood enabling safer non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 Patients. Tamar Robotics founded by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering Prof. Moshe Shoham is protecting medical teams who are at the front line in the battle against the coronavirus. Tamar Robotics…

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New Rapid Test for Detecting COVID-19

Scientists at Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine have modified a coronavirus rapid and simple detection method that does not require special lab equipment, only hot water, and reagents Prof. Naama Geva-Zatorsky from the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,…

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Covid-19 Priority Projects

As countries worldwide take unprecedented steps to protect their populations from the Corona-virus, an equally urgent race against time involves researchers working to halt the outbreak. At the Technion, over twenty research and development teams are aggressively seeking solutions in areas that include rapid diagnostic…

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Breath Test for Corona

Prof. Hossam Haick and his team have shifted their focus to applying nanosensor technology to facilitate rapid and remote screening for COVID-19. These intelligent sensory systems can be used to diagnose Corona, and future epidemics. The group’s research focuses on breath testing using nano-sensors and…

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Pooling Method for Accelerated Testing of COVID-19

Technion and Rambam Health Care Campus scientists present a novel method for testing more than 60 patients simultaneously Researchers at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully tested a method that will dramatically increase the current COVID-19 testing capacity…

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