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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021|
|Publisher||American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Event||2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: Apr 12 2021 → Apr 15 2021
|Name||Proceedings of the 2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021|
|Conference||2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021|
|Period||4/12/21 → 4/15/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.
© 2021 by ASME.
- 3D printing
- NP swabs