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How to Pivot in a Time of Disruption WebinarMay 28, 2020

COVID-19 has significantly changed our daily lives. During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how two agile McMaster University innovators shifted gears to contribute to the fight against the pandemic.


Dr. Mark Larché, Professor of Medicine and Deputy Chair of the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGDII) College of Health Inventors, will moderate a discussion with Dr. Zeinab Hosseini-Doust and Dr. Jeremy Hirota.
3:14 Introduction to Dr. Zeinab Hosseini-Doust, PhD
4:01 Introduction to Dr. Jeremy Hirota, PhD
5:40 Dr. Hosseini-Doust's COVID-19 pivot to PPE test setup design
8:33 Dr. Hirota's COVID-19 pivot to optimized COVID-19 diagnostic tests
12:43 What are bacteriophages and how do they work? (Dr. Hosseini-Doust)
15:07 Dr. Hosseini-Doust's innovation: regenerative bacteria-fighting gel
18:06 What is in the air we breathe and what is Dr. Hirota interested in?
20:33 The guiding process of the Hirota Lab
21:18 Big and small picture people in innovation teams
26:15 Designing PPE test setups (Dr. Hosseini-Doust)
32:32 Relying on professional networks to pivot (Dr. Hirota)
35:21 Why the influx of collaborations and network building during COVID-19?
39:40 How do we bottle the mobilization that COVID-19 has created to solve other world issues?
46:51 Dr. Hosseini-Doust and Dr. Hirota's tips for becoming more agile
This video is a production of Michael G. DeGroote Health Innovation, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship (MGD Health ICE) initiative, in conjunction with MGDII and McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences.
Original airdate: May 20, 2020
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