Helping robots avoid collisions

Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robotics machine-learning startups manufacturing research school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-vision

Approval of a coronavirus vaccine would be just the beginning – huge production challenges could cause long delays

Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.

Bruce Y. Lee, Professor of Health Policy and Management, City University of New York • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus manufacturing vaccines sars-cov-2 immunity herd-immunity viruses flu-vaccine pharma



Coronavirus vaccine search: how we're preparing to make enough for the whole world

The UK is investing heavily in preparation for mass manufacturing of a working COVID-19 vaccine.

Martina Micheletti, Professor of Bioprocess Fluid Dynamics, co-Director of the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub,, UCL • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus manufacturing vaccines vaccination pharmaceutical-industry coronavirus-vaccine covid-19-vaccine

Coronavirus vaccine: how we're preparing to make enough for the whole world

The UK is investing heavily in preparation for mass manufacturing of a working COVID-19 vaccine.

Martina Micheletti, Professor of Bioprocess Fluid Dynamics, co-Director of the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub,, UCL • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus manufacturing vaccines vaccination pharmaceutical-industry coronavirus-vaccine covid-19-vaccine

Study analyzes contamination in drug manufacturing plants

Report offers guidelines to help prevent viruses from tainting biopharmaceutical drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: bacteria manufacturing viruses research drug-development school-of-engineering center-for-biomedical-innovation

MIT’s Love Lab developing a Covid-19 vaccine to potentially reach billions

Manufacturability is key to producing a widely available, affordable vaccine.

Ashley Belanger | School of Engineering • mit
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 manufacturing pandemic health-care vaccines research school-of-engineering biological-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering

Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and middle-income countries

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team at the University of Cambridge has designed an open-source ventilator in partnership with local clinicians, engineers and manufacturers across Africa that is focused to address the specific needs for treating COVID-19 patients and is a fully functioning system for use after the pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  engineering  africa  covid-19  coronavirus  global-health  manufacturing

Coronavirus: inside story of how Mercedes F1 and academics fast-tracked life saving breathing aid

In under 10 days, engineers from UCL and Mercedes F1 reverse-engineered a product, produced a new design, tested it, got regulatory approval and started production.

Clare Elwell, Professor of Medical Physics, Vice Dean for Impact, UCL Engineering, UCL • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: engineering covid-19 coronavirus manufacturing ventilators medical-devices ucl

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