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UW Bioengineers pivot to develop coronavirus solutions

A number of UW Bioengineering faculty members quickly pivoted and are adapting their research to addressing the needs created by the coronavirus pandemic. From developing rapid at-home tests and protective masks to vaccines and treatments, here is a sampling of some of the ways UW BioE faculty, staff and students are stepping up to help.

By |2020-10-26T08:11:39-07:00July 9th, 2020|

Meeting the need for COVID-19 test kits: pivoting from Seattle Flu Study and developing new rapid tests

Barry Lutz, associate professor, and his lab are working on multiple fronts to support the need for coronavirus testing. Within days, his team shifted from helping with the Seattle Flu Study to COVID-19, and his lab began developing community and at-home tests.

By |2020-10-26T08:11:44-07:00June 16th, 2020|

Patrick Boyle Leads Artificial Intelligence Effort to Predict Risk of Heart Complications from COVID-19

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Patrick Boyle and his collaborators in UW cardiology and epidemiology are developing a way to use artificial intelligence to help frontline health care workers predict which COVID-19 patients are at highest risk for heart complications from the illness.

By |2020-10-26T08:11:45-07:00June 10th, 2020|
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