The young Israeli company will now be shifting its focus towards receiving approval from the Israeli Health Ministry and starting marketing the technology for clinical use in Israel and the US.
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Sonovia’s reusable anti-viral masks are coated in zinc oxide nano-particles that destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses, which it says can help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
All the start-ups selected from the Middle East and North Africa by WEF were based in Israel.
Clinical trial technology will include speech analysis of patient coughing for diagnosis of the coronavirus.
The grant provides DiA with a budget of millions of shekels to allow their AI solutions to be more accessible both domestically and abroad, and accelerate R&D with a focus on COVID-19 management.
According to Start Up Nation Central's "Finder", the Jerusalem tech ecosystem includes 405 companies, 22 exits and total investments worth $1.6 billion of which $233.5 million are from the past year
When asked how long their company operations could be maintained should current conditions continue, 3.4% of the companies surveyed estimated that they would fold within the month.
The coronavirus has been seen to last on surfaces upwards of 17 days, and common disinfecting breaks down rapidly. This new disinfectant is long-lasting.
According to Start Up Nation Central, there are currently 405 active companies in Jerusalem, a 102% growth since 2012.