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3-D Printing

Carbon rolls out 3-D printing for COVID-19

by Alexander H. Tullo
April 10, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 14

 

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Credit: Carbon
Carbon's 3-D printers are being used to mass-produce nasopharyngeal swabs.

The California-based start-up Carbon has made headway in using its 3-D printing platform to address medical supply shortfalls. One of the company’s clients, the medical-device maker Resolution Medical, has launched a 3-D printable nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 testing. Resolution will make some swabs and work with dental labs and other organizations that use Carbon’s machines. Resolution hopes to quickly scale to 1 million swabs per week. Carbon itself is making more than 18,000 medical face shields per week.

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