Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 3 No 1 (2021): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109515

Anti-Corona Aids and Devices, ID 515

Additively manufactured nasopharyngeal swabs for the use in Covid-19 testing

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Konstantin Rybalcenko  (Additive Manufacturing Technologies), Luis Folgar , Giorgio Ioannides , Mehdi Salahshour , Norbert Heizer  , Joseph Crabtree 

Abstract

A new methodology to manufacture mucosal membrane contact Covid-19 diagnostic items using powder-bed Additive Manufacturing (AM) and vapor smoothing methods was developed and introduced to fulfill the population testing demand. The technique can rapidly manufacture oral/respiratory diagnostic items at the point of use and at scale. Surface medical device tests were performed to evaluate biocompatibility of such Additively Manufactured Covid-19 diagnostic items. The presented results are the most in-depth medical study of vapor smoothed Additively Manufactured medical articles to date.

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Rybalcenko, K., Folgar, L., Ioannides, G., Salahshour, M., Heizer, N., & Crabtree, J. (2021). Additively manufactured nasopharyngeal swabs for the use in Covid-19 testing. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 3(1), 515. https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109515

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