Investors are accessing ancillary technologies as investment opportunities as a multitude of global drug developers deploy funds into the development .. Read more of a COVID-19 vaccine. Such technologies will not only address COVID-19 but will also have a major role to play in future pandemics. Ancillary technologies include therapeutics that address comorbidities in patients who have contracted the virus, genomic tools for testing, diagnostic tools and logistics and supply chain management. Health and fitness brands have accelerated digital offers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers look to sweat outside the gym. Kitchen appliances turned out to be among one of the pandemic hot targets in the smart home space as DIY and home-made projects, particularly baking, gained ground during lockdown. Real estate investors have also taken up the trend expanding portfolios to include smart-home technologies and ‘anything that touches real estate’. Technology is a key driver of the change in consumption habits forcing traditional manufacturers to transform into providers of integrated smart home services.
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