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Chip technologies that help fight COVID-19

Towards faster detection and better treatment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that we’re not ready to effectively manage infectious diseases with pandemic potential. We need to be more prepared and make better use of the possibilities that technology has to offer.

In this talk from ITF Health, imec expert Peter Peumans explains how chip technologies can play a considerable role in the fight against infectious diseases, both for:

  • limiting the spread of a pandemic
  • the development of improved treatments

About Peter Peumans

Peter Peumans holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Prior to joining imec, he was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. Peter Peumans is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a Belgian-American Educational Foundation honorary fellowship. He is currently responsible for imec's strategy in health.

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