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3D printing and coronavirus testing

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As mentioned by Todd Goldstein, director of design and innovation at Northwell, Yahoo Finance, “First it was the kits, then it became the reagents [in short supply], then it became the swabs. Clearly, we couldn’t print the kits or the reagents. Its tough, everyone wants the same supplies at the same time.”

According to FDA is willing to discuss these and other issues with manufacturers and facilities. Entities should email COVIDManufacturing@fda.hhs.gov for more information.

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3D Printing’s protective gear for protection from coronavirus outbreak

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As reported by NPR News, Cornell and Boston University School of Medicine researchers, students, and professors have teamed up with community members to create about 400 face shields. Kuceyeski and Lee M. Wetzler delivered that first pallet of 3D-printed protective gear to two health care facilities Friday. The group’s first shipment contained a mix of headband-like clips that health care workers attach a plastic shield to, and the plastic visors themselves. The shields, in combination with an N-95 face mask, shelter medical workers from airborne droplets that can carry the coronavirus.

 

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