Penn Health-Tech COVID-19 Collaboration Platform

Penn Health-Tech is rapidly assembling interdisciplinary teams to address emergent unmet needs related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) with technology solutions. Use the links below to submit your COVID-19-related unmet need and breakthrough solution. You can also select a team to join.

Penn Health-Tech will connect you to collaborators.



I. Submit your needs and ideas now




• Solutions must be feasible and time sensitive
• Proposals must be coronavirus-related

Examples include: (1) Home test kits or other point-of-care diagnostics; (2) Washable, reusable face masks; (3) Data solutions for charting, tracking, etc.; (4) Telemedicine tools; (5) Devices to limit staff exposure, i.e. portable vital sign monitoring


II. Join a Team


Project Project Description Team Leader Apply
Point of Care Ultrasound for COVID-19 Rapid, point of care ultrasound to support patient diagnostics Nova Panebianco
Home Testing for COVID-19 Rapid home testing kit development for COVID-19 in collaboration with 4Catalyzer Rick Bushman
Susan Weiss
Ron Collman
PPE Decontamination Evaluating practices for PPE decontamination Carolyn Wilkinson
Shu Yang
Telemedicine Carts Telemedicine carts to minimize caregiver COVID exposure Mike Mullen
Bernd Pfrommer
Kostas Danillidis
Keith Hemmert
Emergency Ventilators Supporting surge in ventilator demand by ramping up ventilator capacity and fabrication ventilator parts Jake Brenner
Jim Weimer
Barry Fuchs
Mark Turco
Maurizio Cereda
Face Masks Rapidly producible face masks and respirators to support PPE demand Mohit Prajapati
Shu Yang
Vanessa Chan
Face Shields Additional PPE protection Kevin Turner
Peter Bruno
Mark Yim

If you would like to support the Penn Health-Tech COVID-19 initiative, please use the link below.

For more information or to discuss supporting this initiative, please contact the Penn Medicine Development team directly: Sarah Gilmour at or (215) 573-9803