Department of Bioengineering

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At Pitt, the MiGEL Lab and its robot liquid handler play a major role in processing surveillance testing samples. Learn how samples are pooled, tested and sequenced to help in the battle against COVID-19.
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Intubating COVID-19 patients can be dangerous for the health care provider. A new biocontainment unit developed by a Pitt-UPMC team trapped more than 99.99% of simulated virus-sized aerosols and prevented them from escaping into the environment
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Rakíe Cham and Wissam Saidi, both in the Swanson School of Engineering, reflect on their childhoods in Lebanon and the recent explosions in Beirut.
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The Hemolung respiratory assist system, which was designed at the University of Pittsburgh, has been granted emergency use authorization from the FDA to treat lung failure caused by COVID-19.