USF Health is printing up to 3,000 swabs per days

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The authority of the USF Health Advanced Visualization Center, collaborated with USF Health Radiology Department to design swabs for COVID-19 testing. The increased number of COVID-19 testing is rapidly outstripping the current supply, so USF Health is prepared to produce 3,000 clinical-grade swabs per day.
USF Health and Northwell Health, using Formlabs’ 3D printers and biocompatible, autoclavable resins, developed prototypes. The swabs were tested by clinicians at Northwell Health, USF Health and Tampa General Hospital for patient safety and comfort. Now that clinical validation is complete, 3D printers at USF Health and Northwell Health will produce the swabs and provide them to their patients.

As stated by Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, “This is a prime example of the incredible impact we can have on human lives when teams of experts across academia, health care delivery, and the tech industry come together. During this current COVID-19 outbreak, there is little time for delay, and the swift, agile and adept action of everyone on this effort will greatly improve this nation’s ability to test patients.”


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3D printed Makers Mask,

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3D printed Makers Mask,
From comments,

11 hours ago (edited)
Thanks for doing great work to create & share the Makers Mask. Can you add an exhalation filter?
I am concerned that without an exhalation filter, this design is dangerous. We may not know if we are infected before we are infecting others.

Abigail Friedel
1 week ago
Great response to a much-felt market need! Well done! Virginia F.

Arron Bates
5 days ago
the mask looks great… but… where are the files to print?
Ilya Tsaryuk
5 days ago (edited)
Looks like this respirator has no exhalation filter? Are you designed it based on the assumption that COVID-19 is not airborne? It might be wrong. I like the design of this respirator, but it needs an option for an exhalation filter.



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