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MIT initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for Covid-19 response

A team from MIT has designed disposable face shields that can be mass produced quickly to address hospitals’ needs nationwide. The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to health care professionals has become increasingly problematic as Covid-19 cases continue to surge. The sheer volume of PPE needed to keep…

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“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

Chemical engineers, including two faculty members at IMES, have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection. One promising way to treat diabetes is with transplanted islet cells that produce insulin when blood sugar levels get too low. However, patients who receive such transplants must take…

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MIT-affiliated companies, including some with founders affiliated with IMES, take on COVID-19

A variety of companies with MIT ties are working to address aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the public health crises and myriad disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many efforts to address its impact are underway. Several of those initiatives are being led by…

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