For many of us, keeping ourselves and our families healthy is a daily battle. Cold and flu viruses are everywhere, especially during the colder months when people spend more time indoors in crowded environments. Our days are very busy, so it can be difficult to find time to be proactive about staying healthy, and there’s never a good time to be sidelined by an illness.
This is why Dr. Kent New, MD, PhD, developed Swype Shield.
As a full-time neurosurgeon with a family that includes three young children, every cold and flu became a major life disruption for his family, because once one family member got sick, others were soon to follow.
Dr. New and his family tried everything to avoid colds and the flu – from hand sanitizers to products that had high levels of vitamins and zinc, but nothing seemed to work.
In 2007, Dr. New used his expertise as a PhD in immunology and microbiology to develop what is now known as Swype Shield.