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Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles every two years, greatly accelerating the capacity of computing power in less and less space. This has transformed the technology world. Could the medical laboratory space for diagnostic testing follow a similar path? Possibly. Although these labs will not shrink by half each year, they are trending toward smaller, faster, and more accurate testing for the customer. Fast turnaround times are critical for infectious diseases like COVID-19 where time matters. For example, a person with undetectable COVID-19 virus at 10:00 AM could be 100 times more infectious by…

CEO of Pure Edge, Inc. She is a 2018 Pahara Aspen Education Fellow, serves on the Board of Directors of CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, and is the board chair of Great Minds nonprofit board. She has served as a school superintendent, principal, teacher and leadership coach as well as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Wyllie is credited with pushing forward on the use of saliva as a superior sample for creating high quality low cost testing. Her paper on the subject attracted support by the NBA that led to the development of technology that has enabled others to make possible frequent testing keeping kids in school and enabling professional sports to continue competition safely.

Max is a retired Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with over 30 years of experience in building physics. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley and is an international expert in air leakage, HVAC, indoor air quality, infiltration, moisture, energy efficiency, and related topics.

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