EIT Health Community vs. COVID-19
The EIT Health Scandinavian Partners are launching initiatives ranging from vaccine candidates to ramped-up PPE production to behavioural research. Read how our leading health organisations are mobilising against covid-19.
Corona antibody test development drives forward
A drop of blood is all that’s needed to tell if someone has been infected by the corona virus. A research team from KTH has begun developing an effective serological test for COVID-19 antibodies.
Production of surgical masks is scaled up
Healthcare company Essity has partnered with the Research Institute of Sweden to begin large scale production.
The masks have undergone several quality tests in collaboration with RISE to ensure that they meet the care requirements and needs.
AstraZeneca giving 9M face masks to healthcare workers
AstraZeneca is donating nine million face masks to support healthcare workers around the world as they respond to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) global pandemic. AstraZeneca has partnered with the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform, created with the support of the World Health Organisation, to identify countries in greatest need. Italy will receive the first shipments this week with other countries to follow.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Corona antibody test development drives forward
Development of a large-scale method that quickly can tell if a person has had COVID-19 and therefore is immune to the disease.
Analysis of air-born virus spread can improve contagion control
The Region Skåne university hospital is conducting an analysis together with Lund University on levels of air-born corona virus in different care settings. Currently, even though it is known that covid-19 virus survives in air, very little knowledge is available on how covid-19 virus spreads through air and whether contagion through air (not droplets) is possible. The analysis will contribute to improving disease control and safety of healthcare.
Green light for trial study on using blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients
In a small clinical trial just granted approval, about 30 COVID-19 patients at Karolinska University Hospital may soon begin to receive blood plasma from people who have recovered from the disease.
Virologists monitor which coronaviruses that occur in Danish animals
Virologists at Copenhagen University are currently studying existing corona viruses in Danish animals. Considering the zoonotic background of covid-19, and the fact that all corona viruses are highly susceptible to mutate, it is important to study other corona viruses in animal, such as bats, dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, birds, etc.
EIT Health supported Triumf Health
The health game Triumf Health, which offers psychological support, is now available to all children in Estonia
The Estonian startup company Triumf Health, which has created a science-based platform for support for children with chronic illness, has unveiled a coronavirus-specific development aimed at providing immediate psychological support to children aged 7-14.
Här ska 10.000 coronaprover analyseras varje dag
Folkhälsomyndigheten hoppas att 100.000 tester för covid-19 ska kunna göras varje vecka i Sverige. En del av proverna ska analyseras på ett laboratorium i Uppsala, som nu ställt om från provtagning för prostatacancer. – Vi kommer kunna köra över 10.000 tester per dygn, säger Ola Steinberg, grundare av A23 Lab.
AstraZeneca research COVID-19 neutralising antibodies
Through our scientific expertise in infectious disease and proprietary antibody discovery technology, we have rapidly mobilised our research efforts to discovering novel coronavirus-neutralising antibodies as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 disease. Our teams are now focused on identifying monoclonal antibodies to progress into clinical trial evaluation. We look forward to providing more updates on our research soon.
KI:s forskare kommenterar coronaviruset
Behovet av trovärdig och forskningsbaserad information om det nya coronaviruset är stort. Här delar Karolinska Institutets forskare med sig av sin kunskap via medierna och andra kanaler, och ett urval av deras kommentarer kring aktuella covid-19-relaterade ämnen presenteras.
Partnership receives grants of DKK 25m from the Carlsberg Foundation to fight corona
Scientists get a large funding of 25 MDKK from the Carlsberg foundation for developing methods for diagnostics, treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2-infections. The research will give new, important knowledge about the virus and its characteristics, and increase global preparedness for future pandemies.
Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University
50 MSEK funding for scaling up testing in Sweden
The Wallenberg Foundations, which are the largest sources of private funding for research in the fields of life sciences and medicine, have decided to immediately allocate SEK 50 million to academic laboratories at Science for Life Laboratory, Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Uppsala University to fund a scaling up of Covid-19 testing in the Swedish health care system.
Researching social behaviour during the COVID-19 epidemic
Copenhagen University researchers will be part of a research team studying our social behavior during the Covid-19 epidemic. The team has received 25 MDKK funding.