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 (AMTLtd., Global Research and Innovation Centre,Letsby Avenue, Sheffield, UK,), Luis Folgar (AMTInc., 1200 BMC Dr, Austin, TX, USA), Giorgio Ioannides (AMTLtd., Global Research and Innovation Centre,Letsby Avenue, Sheffield, UK,), Mehdi Salahshour (AMTLtd., Global Research and Innovation Centre,Letsby Avenue, Sheffield, UK,), Norbert Heizer (AMTKft., Gépraktár street 1, Veszprém, 8200, Hungary), Joseph Crabtree (AMTKft., Gépraktár street 1, Veszprém, 8200, Hungary)

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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