aMDi Labs Wants To Detect Pathogens On The Go, But Is It Worth the Investment?

Even as the pandemic era winds to a close, patents directed to COVID-19 related solutions are likely going to continue to publish and issue for months and years in the future. Autonomous Medical Devices, doing business as aMDi Labs, is…

India Is Desperate For A Coronavirus Solution, Which Might Conflict With Big Pharma

While India is not still recording daily case numbers as high as early May, make no mistake: the pandemic is still in full on disaster mode. India’s total number of cases is fast approaching that of the US and its daily deaths due to COVID…

Seqirus is Ditching Eggs to Make More Effective Flu Vaccines

Seqirus is trying to right the ship when it comes to influenza vaccine misfires by isolating a problem in development: the use of eggs. Seqirus is already one of the world’s leading producers of influenza vaccines, but one of its latest…

Shining a Light on Infectious Disease, and Killing it Softly

Entrepreneurs and wellness experts are always looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals that help treat patients. Know Bio is responding to that search, as shown by four of its applications (1, 2, 3, 4)…

First Wave is the First to Move on Gut Reaction

Some say the quickest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Well, that might also be the quickest way to treat COVID-19. In April 2021, a patent was issued to First Wave for a method of treating COVID using niclosamide. For…

Wellstat Tries to Make Vaccine Eligibility Checks a Reality, but It’s Too Little, Too Late

Imagine spending years developing a way to log patients’ vaccination statuses to develop vaccination plans and not managing to market anything during a global pandemic. Now imagine still being nowhere to be seen as people begin to discuss…

Wellstat Tries to Make Vaccine Eligibility Checks a Reality, but It’s Too Little, Too Late

Imagine spending years developing a way to log patients' vaccination statuses to develop vaccination plans and not managing to market anything during a global pandemic. Now imagine still being nowhere to be seen as people begin to discuss…

Keep Glycovax in Your Back Pocket. It May be Useful Later.

Talking about a new company with a COVID-19 vaccine at this point in the vaccination process might seem fruitless, but hear us out. Koranex Capital, the parent company of the Canadian vaccine developer Glycovax, filed a patent in September…

The Pandemic Pivot: a Sign of Ingenuity or Trouble?

The Ideal Industries’ acquisition of Cree Lighting appears to be failing.  It may be time to ask: is its pandemic pivot a good or bad sign? In past insights, the Patent Forecast® has repeatedly highlighted how companies both big and…

Dressed to Kill. Viruses that is.

Worried about germs? Instead of spraying everything with sterilizing fluid, what if your clothing got rid of germs by itself? This week, two patents issued to separate groups of independent inventors, both directed to self-sterilizing…

We See You, Qxonix

Occasionally, when a new company is about to launch, they operate in “stealth mode,” meaning they seek to obfuscate any research they are performing and any products they are prepared to launch in order to stop competitors from cutting…

Your Phone May be Gossiping About Your Health Behind Your Back

The Patent Forecast® has identified a number of surprising companies that have entered the fight against COVID-19 over the past year. This phenomenon, which the Patent Forecast® refers to as the Pandemic Pivot™, has led party planners to…

Cerna, Mayo Clinic, Other Big Names Finally Jump On the COVID Passport Bandwagon

In November 2020, the Patent Forecast® honed in on Global e-dentity and their efforts to create a U.I.D., a form of identification that could be used to grant or deny access to areas based on whether an individual has COVID-19. The Patent…

What do Pfizer and Moderna’s Vaccines Have in Common? This ONE Patent

2020 ended with approximately 3 million vaccines administered and millions more to follow in the coming months. The development of the COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, and other worldwide developers over a period of less…

The Pfizer Vaccine is Ready to Deploy; Let’s Talk Adjuvants

It’s impossible to avoid news about the anticipated deployment of the Pfizer vaccine right now. The United States has ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine with the potential to obtain more, while the United Kingdom has already received…

Keeping Movie Theaters Alive in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every sector of business, but perhaps no industry has been as deeply impacted as the entertainment industry. With the lack of live sports, virtually no concerts having been scheduled, and very limited…

A Competitor in COVID-19-Based Security Pops into View

Just two weeks ago, Magic Number highlighted Global e-dentity, a company developing a U.I.D., a form of identification that uses your own body, rather than traditional methods such as passports or driver's licenses. The previous insight…

Access Denied: Your Health is Your New Passport

For those brave enough to venture out into public with the oncoming third wave of COVID-19, masks and social distancing have become an essential part of everyday life. If only there was a way to screen COVID-19 carriers from certain…

My Sharona Able to Find Your Corona?

For those feeling a headache coming on, stopping one's routine just to take one's temperature can be annoying and uncomfortable. Back in 2018, Google heard these cries and said "challenge accepted" with its patent for earbud temperature…

HVAC Systems and Radiation Beams Picking Up the Fight Against COVID

In recent weeks, applications have been published directed to creative sanitation solutions such as a self-sanitizing doorknob. Methods of sanitization continue to be an area of innovation in the pandemics sector, with applications…

No More Worrying About Door Knobs

Since the pandemic began, have you ever reached to open a door and been struck with a moment of fear, wondering: who else has touched this door knob and did they have COVID-19?  SnowCart may have the answer to assuage our fears with…

Partying Like It’s … 2020 and There is Still a Pandemic Going On

As 2020 continues to drag on, more and more people are becoming anxious to return to their old routine and social life. That includes partying. Off Campus Social, an event planning company focused on college students, is attempting to…

Saudi Arabia Looks to Leverage Experience with MERS to Tackle COVID-19

This week, a patent for a MERS vaccine issued to King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for a MERS vaccine. This patent highlights the usefulness of Track One applications, as it was granted only two months after filing. The…

Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic & Other COVID-19 Vaccine-Related News

Mental health is one of the often overshadowed issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, the isolation caused by quarantine has caused increased stress levels without effective ways for people to manage their newfound anxiety. In…

Saliva-based COVID-19 Diagnosis

So far, the most prominent method for diagnosing COVID-19 has been the use of cotton swabs pressed into the naval cavity. This process has been described by many as quite painful and makes testing scary. However, some researchers have been…

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