Technical Webinar: Engineers fighting COVID-19 and infectious diseases - development of an automated diagnostic system 27035
Technical Webinar: Engineers fighting COVID-19 and infectious diseases - development of an automated diagnostic system
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Hong Kong is frequently posed with pandemic threats from a wide variety of respiratory diseases with newly emerging and contagious viral pathogens. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has again given a real case scenario to the general public and the world how catastrophic the impacts a pandemic can bring. Pandemic will repeatedly pose threat to the community. Every time, it would cause numerous deaths and tremendous pressure on the public healthcare system. Engineers can contribute their part and provide solutions. One aspect is the development of rapid diagnostic systems. Such a system would be useful for frontline medical practitioners to quickly detect the pathogens and make the most appropriate decision for the patients: whether to provide a treatment or whether a patient requires hospitalization or isolation.

This talk will discuss the development of a rapid diagnostic system in Hong Kong. Initiated by the Respiratory Virus Research Foundation, the system has been tested in various clinical evaluation, and is currently transitioning to the mass production phase. In this talk, the speakers will share their experience in the system development, highlighting the technical innovation as well as challenges.

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Date & time
Friday 23 April 2021 7:00pm HKT
End date & time
Friday 23 April 2021 8:00pm HKT
Venue
Online Webinar (2)
Address
Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 00000
Hong Kong
Category Online event

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Date & time: 23/04/21 19:00:00 HKT