Columbus Dispatch | May 11, 2020
Ohio is trying to step up its COVID-19 testing by making deals to obtain 1 million swabs and reagent. Gov. Mike DeWine has said testing will increase dramatically in May.
In a lab about two hours northeast of Columbus, 3D printers will soon be humming away 24 hours a day to help Ohio catch up on supply shortages for COVID-19 testing.
The 54 printers, run by nearly 200 employees at ROE Dental Laboratory in Independence, will make 1 million swabs for the state to use to test coronavirus patients.
ROE Dental owner BJ Kowalski is just waiting on final approval from state leaders and doctors at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center before he starts production.