Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant | Fighting Infectious Diseases with Sivan Bercovici, Ph.D.

New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

Oct 3 2022 • 49 mins

SLAS Scientific Manager Hannah Rosen, Ph.D., is joined by Karius Chief Technology Officer Sivan Bercovici, Ph.D., to discuss Karius' involvement in making the monumental pig-to-human heart transplant possible. Bercovici shares his expertise to shed light on the importance of understanding infectious diseases, and how Karius is using advanced machine learning algorithms to combat these diseases with the Karius Test™ – a liquid biopsy that can non-invasively and rapidly detect over 1000 pathogens causing both deep-seated and bloodstream infections from a single blood sample.

To learn more about Karius, visit: https://kariusdx.com/

About Sivan Bercovici, Ph.D.:
Sivan is an innovator in artificial intelligence, pioneering the development of complex computational and data platforms, as well as novel machine-learning models designed to address critical challenges in human disease. Recently, his team made news in the New England Journal of Medicine for the Karius Test™ used in the analytics of the pig heart transplant in a human.

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SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.

SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.

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