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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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Biophotonics researchers 3D print masks that accommodate filter changing

Apr. 14, 2020—Two 3D printers at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center are running around-the-clock, printing protective masks rather than their usual task—prototyping components for custom optical instruments that can cost millions of dollars. Researchers program the printers from the Vanderbilt-networked laptops they have at home. Bryan Millis, a research assistant professor in the biophotonics center, collects the printed...

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Engineering student makes face shields to help boost dwindling supply during coronavirus crisis

Mar. 26, 2020—When Vanderbilt University Medical Center resident Ashley Nassiri asked Katy Riojas how to get the School of Engineering involved in the coronavirus crisis, Riojas had an idea. “Vanderbilt is unique in that engineering faculty and students and clinicians are very intertwined and there’s a lot of feedback in both directions, which makes innovation really fun,”...

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