11 – Start For Future zoekt uitdagingen in Health

Start For Future werkt samen met verschillende projectgebaseerde vakken over heel de universiteit, en wil multidisciplinaire studentengroepen uitdagen om ondernemend aan de slag te gaan met uitdagingen in de gezondheidszorg waar ze ook een eigen start-up rond kunnen opstarten.

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Speeding up the diagnosis and reaction capacity to infectious diseases.

Infectious diseases caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi) are undoubtedly a rising threat to public health very much linked to the impact of environmental exposures. The multiple paths ofpathogens transmission can lead to the exponential spread of infectious diseases, leading to apandemic. This, together with the increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, suggests that current canonical treatment methods (antibiotics or vaccination) need reinforcement through reliable frontline diagnostic tools to raise an alert of eventual risk to public health. It will only in this way be possible to keep the health system prepared against future pandemics.

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