Johns Hopkins, DuPont join forces to produce improved Ebola protection suit

Johns Hopkins, DuPont join forces to produce improved Ebola protection suit

The Johns Hopkins University and DuPont have signed license and collaboration agreements allowing DuPont to commercialize a garment with innovative features from Johns Hopkins to help protect people on the front lines of the Ebola crisis and future deadly infectious disease outbreaks. 

A Johns Hopkins team designed an Ebola suit so good, it’s going on the market

A Johns Hopkins team designed an Ebola suit so good, it’s going on the market

Youseph Yazdi was surprised by the number of people who jumped in to help design better protective gear for people helping Ebola victims – everyone from freshmen to robotics experts to a wedding-dress maker.

Modula S and CuVerro Team Up to Offer Best-in-Class Military Medical Unit – Ideally Suited for Rapidly Deployable Infection Isolation

Modula S and CuVerro Team Up to Offer Best-in-Class Military Medical Unit – Ideally Suited for Rapidly Deployable Infection Isolation

The new Modula S Infection Isolation Unit incorporates healthy, easy-to-clean CuVerro® bactericidal copper alloy and excess power for communications – and the Unit is rated for a twenty-five year life. Modula S was recently named an awardee of the USAID Ebola Grand Challenge for its innovative rapidly deployable treatment units.

Will This Be Our Decade of Data Use?

If anything positive has come out of the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa, it’s that we can finally put to rest a longstanding debate—namely, whether it’s more effective in global health to focus on specific issues (such as HIV and maternal health), or to take a systems-based approach, looking at the whole of a country’s capacity to provide health care to its people.

Fashioning a better Ebola suit with sewing machines and chocolate syrup

Fashioning a better Ebola suit with sewing machines and chocolate syrup

The most recent West African Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone sickened nearly 25,000 people and killed 10,000. Medical professionals are particularly vulnerable, as they work closely with infected and highly infectious patients. But changes in the equipment they use to see the infected may make it easier to protect workers from the disease.