Today's Medical Developments | June 24, 2020
3D printed NP test swabs; personal protective equipment.
In partnership with Formlabs, USF Health, Tampa General Hospital, and Norwell Health, ROE Laboratories has been granted a production license for 3D-printed nasopharyngeal (NP) test swabs. The current product capacity is more than 21,000 test swabs per day. The swabs are being printed from biocompatible, autoclavable, and FDA cleared surgical guide resin.
In addition to swabs, ROE has also created two personal protective equipment options: 3D-printed headgear with a replaceable face shield and disposable headgear/face shield option. ROE has the capacity to provide more than 1,000 shields per day.