Quantic’s Weekly Roundup

Quantic’s Weekly Roundup is a satisfying mix of the latest breaking news, business, STEM and social science stories. Here are your headlines for this week:

These are the droids we’ve been looking for: Heathrow Airport is now using disinfection robots to keep the airport safe and clean from the coronavirus. The robots, previously used in hospitals, use ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill viruses on high risk touchpoints like bathrooms and escalators. 

Check out how current Executive MBA Student, Shane Gray, is helping #ChangeTheCourse by co-founding United-UVC, a company that provides businesses with UV-C light sanitation services to effectively destroy the DNA of COVID-19.

Wipes and sprays and gels, oh my: Skincare is a multi-billion dollar industry and since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, soap and hand sanitizers have been essential in battling the virus’ spread. But could too much of an emphasis on sterility and purity come at a cost to our skin’s microbiome? Read on to get the dirt on soap.

Can’t touch this: From beaches, restaurants, to hotels, touchless technology, like QR codes, has drastically increased over the past months. Reservation apps, concierge bots and health kiosk screenings are just some of the digital additions the hospitality industry is implementing.

They won’t be sitting in a tin can: Virgin Galactic, part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has revealed the final, sleek design for the interior cabin of its VSS Unity spacecraft. The cabin is designed to carry six passengers and has luxury top-of-mind.

Tracey Mullen, has been promoted to CEO at Abveris, a leader in contract research antibody discovery. Abveris Co-founder, Garren Hilow, voluntarily stepped down because he knew Tracey’s elite science background would make her the perfect company leader, while continuing to navigate the next generation of antibody therapeutics.


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