3D printing companies answer the call for swabs for Covid-19 tests


3D printed swabs

Source: University of South Florida

Each day, New Jersey does between 7,000 and 9,000 Covid-19 tests at the state’s testing sites. Gov. Phil Murphy says that number must at least double before the state loosens lockdowns.

Some health experts say the U.S. may have to do millions of tests — as many as 20 million to 30 million — per day.

That will take many more nasal swabs — a simple, but critical tool that’s in short supply.

A group of hospitals and companies is turning to 3D printers to ramp up production. Researchers at University of

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