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COVID-19 Research and Innovation Directory (updated 04/06/20)

Alex Stockham

Alex Stockham

Communications Manager – IN-PART, London Office.

This COVID-19 research and innovation directory lists all the projects and opportunities we’ve received in response to our call for research. Each of these projects has been submitted by an academic or a technology transfer professional with the aim of finding new partners in industry to help accelerate their commercialisation and deployment.

How to review the projects

A non-confidential summary of each project is hosted on IN-PART’s digital partnering platform for university-industry collaboration. Set up an account (it’s completely free), login, and follow the links below.

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If you see a project that aligns with your R&D priorities, you can make a request for more information directly through the article on IN-PART. The academic team or project lead will then send you a response by email.

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COVID-19 research and innovation directory

Content navigation:

    1. Disinfection
    2. PPE
    3. Patient Support
    4. Data, tracking, modelling & response
    5. Diagnostics
    6. Medical Devices
    7. Drug Discovery
    8. Therapeutics
    9. Drug Delivery
    10. Vaccination

(Updated: 11:53, 04/06/20)

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Disinfection

 

A Hygiene Wipe Capable of Detecting COVID-19 via Colorimetric Indication
Colorado State University
Read the project summary (added 05/05/20)

Removal of SARS-coV-2 from Surfaces using Zeolites with Group XI Metals
Universidad de Alicante
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PECD Antimicrobial Coating with 90+ Days Effectiveness, Applicable to Air Purification Systems
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Shadow-free Surface Disinfection with 2D-material-based UV-LEDs
Purdue University
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Development of Polyamine-Containing Coatings to Deactivate COVID-19 on Surfaces
University of Minnesota
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Ozone in Combination with Essential Oil Microemulsions as Antimicrobial Sanitizers for Produce
University of Arizona
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Method to Improve the Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Essential Oils
University of Arizona
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Inactivation of Viral Particles and Other Pathogens Using Bulk Sterilization
Colorado State University
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Responsive Antiviral Biomaterials
The University of Toronto
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PPE

 

Reusable Self-disinfecting Gloves for the Mitigation of Pathogen Spread
Princeton University
Read the project summary (added 19/05/20)

PPE and Hand Sanitizer Production through Leveraged Resources and Expertise
Auburn University
Read the project summary (added 05/05/20)

Antiviral Technology for PPE Coating and Environmental Sterilisation
NUI Galway
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Face Mask with Thermal Pathogen Inactivation
University of Cincinnati
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Improved Filtration Efficiencies in Nonwoven Filter Media via Novel Hydrostatic Charging Methods
University of Tennessee
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Designing Cheap, Educational and Efficient Home Made (or Industrial) Filter Paper Masks
University of Sao Paulo
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Patient Support

 

Universal ECLS Transport System
BC Cancer
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
University of Minnesota
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Early Warning System for Detecting Deterioration in Post Intensive Care Patients
University of Oxford
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Data, tracking, modelling & response

 

COVID-19 Tracking
Colorado State University
Read the project summary (added 27/05/20)

eHIP – the eHealth & Intervention Platform
University of Arizona
Read the project summary (added 12/05/20)

Computational Predictions of SARS-CoV-2 Proteins
Auburn University
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At-Home Monitoring using Mobile Devices for Patients with COVID-19
The University of Toronto
Read the project summary (added 29/04/20)

Home Monitoring of COVID-19 Patients using Mobile Devices
University Health Network
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CGT: COVID-19 Genotyping Tool
University Health Network
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Geo-fencing Technology for Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Estimating the Global Infection Path of COVID-19
Universidad de Alicante
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The COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Evidence-based Response Planning
University of North Texas
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Disease Modeling Tool
University of Arizona
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Epidemic Predictive Model
University of Arizona
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Next-Generation Patient Monitor
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Care Compare: Connecting Individuals to Quality Care Providers
University of Oxford
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CBTe for Eating Disorders
University of Oxford
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Tackling Loneliness in Adults
University of Oxford
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Training of Health Professionals to make Home Visits: COVID-19 and other Epidemics, Endemics
University of Sao Paulo
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Driverless Cars for COVID-19 Mitigation
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Diagnostics

 

Solid-state Distributed Node-based Rapid Thermal Cycler for Extremely Fast Nucleic Acid Amplification
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Automated Pathogen Detection System
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Livermore Tomography Tools
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Method for Genetic Identification of Unknown Organisms
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Handheld PCR Instrument
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Method of Early Detection of Contagious Disease
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Flow-Cytometric Detection Method for DNA Samples
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Rapid and Accurate Identification of a Virus in a Complex Mixture
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Portable Medical Diagnostic Instrument
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Identification of Nucleic Acid Subsequences in a Mixture
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Multiplexed Assays for Detection of Respiratory Pathogens
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Structure Alignment-based Clustering of Proteins
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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cSpan-Structure-Sequence Based Analysis for Identification Conservation Regions in Proteins
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Local-Global Alignment: A Method for Finding 3D Similarities in Protein Structures
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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MemSurfer: Computing and Analyzing Membrane Surfaces
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Proteins for Serological Test of COVID-19
The University of Hong Kong Asia
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A Novel Quantitative Detection Method for COVID19 by Rolling Circle Amplification in Various BioMEMS Analytical Platforms
Northeastern University
Read the project summary (added 19/05/20)

Antibody-Based Nanoplasmonic Barcode Biosensors for COVID-19 Detection
Auburn University
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Point-of-Care-Testing for COVID-19
Cornell University
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Remote Portable Vital Signs Monitoring for Rapid Screening of Patients with COVID-19 Symptoms
The University of Toronto
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Interfacial Effects Enable Droplet Actuation, Inhibition Relief, and Early Sensing of Polymerase Chain Reaction
University of Arizona
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Oscillometry for Rapid Evaluation of Respiratory Function
University Health Network
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Early Detection and Surveillance of COVID-19 Using Artificial Intelligence
University Health Network
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Improved Diagnostic Kit for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Nebraska Medical Center
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AIOD-CRISPR Assay Technology for Rapid, Ultrasensitive and Visual Detection of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
University of Connecticut
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Workflow and Database for Systematic RNA Nucleoside Modification Analysis
University of Cincinnati
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Miniaturized Chemical Detectors For Point-Of-Care Diagnosis
Sandia National Laboratories
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Breath Analysis in Intensive Care: Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
University of Manchester
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Method for Genetic Identification of Unknown Pathogens
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Medical Breath Analyser
Oxford University
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COVID-19 Prevention: Fever Detection and Temperature Sensing
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Use of Recombinant Cytokine-Antigen Fusion Proteins to Improve Serological Assays
Cornell University
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Improvement of Chest X-ray or Chest CT Scans for COVID-19 Screening
University of Graz
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COVID 19 Symptom Screener App
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Self-Directed Nasal Specimen Collection Device
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Virus Detection through Particle Counting on Paper Microfluidics using a Smartphone-Based Fluorescence Microscope
University of Arizona
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Label-Free Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Detection
University of Arizona
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Integrated Frequency-Locked Optical Whispering Evanescent Resonator (FLOWER) Bio-sensor
University of Arizona
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Microcavity Surface Bioconjugation Using Unilamellar Lipid Membranes for Label-Free and Ultrasensitive Detection
University of Arizona
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Detecting 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Using Wire-Guide Droplet Manipulations
University of Arizona
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Ultra-High Sensitivity RT-PCR for Viral Genome Sequencing
University of Arizona
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COVID-19 Luminex Assay: High-throughput assay to Detect Antibodies Against the SARS-CoV2 Virus
Mount Sinai Health System
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Monoclonal Antibodies to Detect SARS-CoV1 & SARS-CoV2
Mount Sinai Health System
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Pre-Symptomatic Detection Technology for Covid-19 and Other Pathogens
University of Colorado Boulder
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Plasmid to Produce Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein
Colorado State University
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NFC-based Smartphone Potentiostat for Infectious Disease Detection Including COVID-19 Colorado State University
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Point-of-Care Nucleic Acid Detection of Infectious Disease
Colorado State University
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Rapid Detection of Developed Viruses and Lipid-Coated Nanoparticles
Oxford University
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A Novel, Highly Sensitive and Specific Diagnostic Assay for COVID-19
The University of Hong Kong
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Immunotyping COVID-19 Patients Using Novel Protein Complementation-Based Assay
The University of Toronto
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Medical Devices

 

RE-INVENT: Emergency CPAP to Ventilator Converter
Auburn University
Read the project summary (added 05/05/20)

VitalWave Monitor: Non-Contact Assessment of Patient Vital Signs from a Distance
University of Tennessee
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Ventilator System: Optimized Functionality and Utilization of Non-Medical Supply Chains
Colorado State University
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Ventilator & Respirator Tubing Anchor
Edinburgh Napier University
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Novel Microfluidic Filter
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Force Reducing Attachment for Medicinal Inhaler
University of Cape Town
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Simple Available Ventilators for Emergency Response
Curtin University
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Automating the ABCDE Ventilator Bundle in the ICU
University of Pennsylvania
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Waterless Airway Humidification
Kiwi Innovation Network
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Respiratory Monitor for Asthma and other Pulmonary Conditions
University of California, Irvine
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Natural Treatment for Ventilation Induced Lung Injury
University of Arizona
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Portable and Automated Mechanical Ventilator with Renewable Energy Source for Harsh or Remote Environments
The Ohio State University
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Negative Pressure Airway Chamber for Decreasing Exposure to Aerosolized COVID-19 Pathogens
BC Cancer
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Novel Emergency Response Ventilator
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Novel Patient Containment Device
University of Kansas
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Drug Discovery

 

Advanced Sequence Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 and Mutational Evolution of Quasispecies
Northeastern University
Read the project summary (added 19/05/20)

MARS Bioimaging for COVID-19 Therapy Monitoring & Drug Development
CERN
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Computational Screening Program
University of Tennessee
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COVID-19 Laboratory and Computational Research Efforts Working with Live Virus – Regional Biocontainment Lab
University of Tennessee
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Covid-19 Dynamics by Stock-Flow Systems Thinking Approach
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
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Novel Coronavirus Target
University of Oxford
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Computational Approaches to Foster the Molecular Understanding of Infectious Diseases and the Design of Antibodies
University of Sao Paulo
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Airway Organoids, Methods of Making and Uses Thereof
The University of Honk Kong
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Therapeutics

 

Innovative treatment for COVID-19-associated ARDS
University of Minnesota
Read the project summary (added 04/06/20)

Anti-inflammatory Biomolecule for the Suppression of LPS-induced Cytokine Storms
Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust
Read the project summary (added 27/05/20)

Biologically Active Analogues as Potential Antiviral Agents
The University of Adelaide
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Oligonucleotide-based Therapeutics Targeting COVID-19
Northeastern University
Read the project summary (added 12/05/20)

Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis Through Targeting Small Viral RNAs
Colorado State University
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A Novel Broad-spectrum Antiviral for Treating COVID-19
The University of Hong Kong
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Investigating RUXolitinib for the Treatment of COVID-19 Pneumonia
University Health Network
Read the project summary (added 29/04/20)

Fighting the Covid-19 Cytokine Storm with one Novel, Orally Available, Small Molecule
University of Greenwich
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Ubiquitin Variants as Antiviral Agents
Leiden University Medical Center
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Novel Natural Killer Cell Immunotherapy-suppressing Intracellular Inhibitory Checkpoints to Combat Cancer and Viral Infections
Bar-Ilan University
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RNA-Targeting CAS9 System for Controlling Viruses
Sandia National Laboratories
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Phospholipids For Treatment Of Inflammation And Lung Edema
University of Graz
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PEGylated Albumin for Plasma Expansion in ARDS Caused by COVID-19
University of Toledo
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Hydroxychloroquine manufacturing: high-yield continuous flow synthesis
Virginia Commonwealth University
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Silvestrol Analogues for the Treatment of Coronavirus Infections
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Evaluation of Betulin Derivatives Against the COVID-19 Virus
University of Minnesota
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Synthesis of New Chemical Compounds with Possible Antiviral Capacity Against SARS-CoV-2 Virus (COVID-19)
Universidad de Alicante
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Novel Carbobicyclic Nucleosides for the Treatment of COVID-1
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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The Endogenous Agonist (EA) of AT2 to Restore Lung Barrier Function in COVID-19 Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
University College Cork
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Non-Antibiotic Antimicrobial for Treatment of Respiratory Infections
NUI Galway
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Piggyback Knockdown of Viral Genome of SARS-CoV-2
University of North Texas
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Natural Treatment for Ventilation-Induced Lung Injury
University of Arizona
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A Designer Probiotic-Based Intervention to Prevent Infection
University of Arizona
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A Safe, Tolerable, Non-Antibiotic Agent to Prevent or Treat Infection
University of Arizona
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Nasal Immunotherapy Spray
Colorado State University
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Validus Cellular Therapeutics
Colorado State University
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FDA-Approved Lysosomotropic Drugs with Potential Activity Against SARS-CoV-2
University of Sao Paulo
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Novel Antivirals for Enveloped Viruses
Durham University
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Bioactive Compounds for Use in Inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 Viral Replication
University of Arizona
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Drug Delivery

 

AI-based COVID-19 drug delivery
Northeastern University
Read the project summary (added 19/05/20)

Inhaled Liposomes for Delivery of Anti-infective and Anti-inflammatory Compounds to the Lung
Queen’s University Belfast
Read the project summary (added 29/04/20)

Effective mRNA Pulmonary Delivery by Dry Powder Formulation
The University of Hong Kong
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Using Novel Lung Targeting Peptides to Deliver Interfering RNA Against SARS-Cov-2
University of Pittsburgh
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Delivery System for Therapeutic Nucleic Acids and Vaccines
Colorado State University
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Vaccination

 

Vaccine Adjuvants that Activate the Macrophage Inducible C-type Lectin to Induce a Potent Th1 Response
Kiwi Innovation Network
Read the project summary (added 27/05/20)

Development of an Oral Vaccine using Recombinant Probiotics to Combat the Spreading of COVID-19 Infection
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Read the project summary (added 19/05/20)

Identified B-cell and T-cell Epitopes for the Development of Effective Vaccines against COVID-19
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Virus and Cell Culture Platform for Vaccine Production
Oxentia
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COVID-19 Virus Nucleocapsid Assembly
University of York
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An mRNA Vaccine Platform Technology using Smart and Controllable Adjuvants
Ghent University
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Engineered Lactobacilli for Use in Oral Vaccines Against Human Coronaviruses (Covid-19)
Colorado State University
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Rapid Development of Vaccine for COVID-19
Colorado State University
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First in Class “Semi-Live” RNA Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, RSV and other Respiratory Viruses
Max Planck Society
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Additional COVID-19 resource and innovation resources & content:

If you have any questions or want to speak with our team about our COVID-19 research and innovation directory, or any of the work we’re doing in response to COVID-19, feel free to send us a message at : alex@in-part.co.uk.

About IN-PART:

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Discover, a bespoke scouting service for open innovation.

Through Discover, corporate R&D teams can leverage our extended academic network, which reaches multiple teams across 1,200+ universities and research institutes worldwide. In response to a specific research requirement or challenge, Discover enables R&D teams to identify new opportunities for commercialisation or to solicit proposals for new research.


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