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Dr. Ariane M. Davison

Dr. Ariane M. Davison is a virologist, immunologist and epidemiologist, with almost 20 years of experience in biotechnology, start-ups, equities and international consulting.

She has held senior operational and business development roles at venture-backed biotech companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, mainland China and the United States.

In 2011 she secured a “First In Class” U.S. FDA 510(k) class II medical device approval for a new ASTM antiviral face mask. In 2013, Ariane was selected for the Kauffman Fellows Venture Capital Fellowship in Silicon Valley. She currently works in corporate strategy for a biotech company in Singapore and the U.S.

Ariane earned her Doctorate in Medicine, specializing in Immunology and Vaccines from the University of Sydney Medical School on scholarship. Her Honors is in Molecular Genetics and Epidemiology. Her original scientific work has been published in medical journals and textbooks. She also has been a speaker at numerous international medical and investment conferences.

February 2021

Can blockchain solve Covid vaccines’ chaotic rollout? | Part 5

How can blockchain improve vaccine logistics? Forkast.News examines the frontiers of blockchain technology in this last article of a special five-part series.

How blockchain can improve vaccine safety and distribution | Part 4

Speeding Covid vaccines to market also led to confusion and waste. Here’s how blockchain can plug the gaps in the vaccine supply and distribution chain.

Using blockchain to bolster vaccines and trust in public health | Part 3

As Covid vaccines come to market, immunization programs are being undermined by disinformation and counterfeiting. Here’s how blockchain can help.

January 2021

Blockchain, mobile apps and advances in Covid tracking and tracing | Part 2

Blockchain amplifies the value of Covid testing and makes contact-tracing more effective. Here are some programs and apps now in use around the world.

Special series: blockchain, Covid-19 and the future of healthcare | Prologue

Over the next few weeks, Forkast.News will publish a special 5-part series on blockchain’s growing role in the global battle against Covid. Here is an overview.

How blockchain technology can help revive air travel | Part 1

In Part 1 of a special series on blockchain, Covid and healthcare, Forkast.News examines how the technology fosters greater trust in traveler health records.

July 2020

Face masks helped tame Covid in Asia. Why is the West in hysterics over masking up?

While Asia is united in masking up, US and Europe remain fractured over face mask use. A viral immunologist and face mask expert explains the deadly consequences.

February 2020

Mask Hysteria: Face mask do’s and don’ts for the coronavirus

What are the best face masks to wear to protect against Covid-19, and how to wear them? Which masks are the worst and could increase your risk of illness? A medical doctor and face mask researcher explains all.