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Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science's (CCTS) Translational Innovation Program, in partnership with the Corporate Engagement Office and Nationwide Children's Hospital's Office of Technology Commercialization, launched an in-person monthly Startup Inventor Showcase in January 2020. We pivoted our programming to a fully virtual panel series in June 2020 to highlight experts who are collaborating together to fight against COVID-19 on our front lines of innovation at an unprecedented pace.  

Handheld Ultrasound Diagnosis of COVID-19

COVID 19 Inventor Showcase participants

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic first declared by the World Health Organization a year ago on March 11, 2020. As of March 30 2021, more than 127 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 2.79 million deaths attributed to COVID-19, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in history.  Turnaround times and accessibility remains an issue with existing COVID-19 diagnostic tests and there is a need for better, faster COVID-19 diagnostic tools for the masses.  Register to learn how an Ohio State civil, environmental and geodetic engineering professor, Professor Alper Yilmaz, PhD student Shehan Perera and other team members combined ultrasound scans of the lung with deep learning technology to identify COVID-19. The handheld diagnostic test takes less than 10 minutes, including scanning and sanitization time.  

April Inventor Team  

Alper Yilmaz, Ph.D

Professor, Geo-Informatics

Michael Karnes, MS

Graduate Research Associate

Shehan R Perera MS

Graduate Research Associate

Srikar Adhikari, MD, MS

Professor & Emergency Ultrasound Chief, University of Arizona

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