The process implementation of micro manufactured SLA printed nasopharyngeal swabs

Dani Alfonzo, Aaron Tucker, Paul Rothweiler, Zachary Galliger, Haylie Helms, Art Erdman, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari

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Abstract

We illustrate SLA 3d-printing printing methods to produce COVID-19 nasopharyngeal testing swabs, proving that they can be produced in a manner that is safe and clean for the users. 3D printing is an effective and efficient tool that can be used for a wide variety of applications, especially for a quick turn around in response to a shortage, and specifically for this application, this method was created in response to the swab shortage in early summer 2020.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791884812
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Apr 12 2021Apr 15 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021

Conference

Conference2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period4/12/214/15/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was funded by the UMN Office of Academic Clinical Affairs, and was carried out jointly through the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center and the UMN 3D Bioprinting Facility. We thank Professor Chun Wang for the use of the MTS Criterion Universal Tester in the Biomaterials Lab of the UMN Biomedical Engineering Department.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 by ASME.

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • COVID-19
  • NP swabs

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