UConn faculty and students have adjusted their specialties and facilities and have applied them specifically for this fight. It ranges from the development of emergency ventilators and the production of hand sanitizer to long-term grant-producing research on how global warming and continued interfacing between animals and humans will lead to infections like the coronavirus before more frequent.
Self-Administered Microneedle COVID-19 Vaccine Technology
UConn researchers have developed a single-use microneedle technology they hope will help keep patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UConn-Made COVID-19 Mask Solution Coming to Market
Within six weeks of announcing a successful method to fabricate custom-fit mask frames to optimize production from the spread of COVID-19, UConn has a licensing deal with a Connecticut manufacturer to produce them.
Low-Cost CRISPR-based Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases
Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering— a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering—have been working to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
Biodegradable Surgical Masks
Research faculty, Dr. Thanh Nguyen, invented a reusable, environmental-friendly surgical mask which is a biodegradable alternative to traditional surgical masks.