3D Printing Nasopharyngeal Swabs - Philippines
3D Printing to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts
Puzzlebox 3D with the help of Formlabs Inc. is dedicated to helping the medical community use 3D printing to address the COVID-19 pandemic and associated supply chain shortages. Formlabs Inc. has been working with dozens of hospitals, health systems, and government agencies around the world on various projects spanning COVID-19 testing, PPE, and medical equipment.
As Formlabs partners and official distributors in the Philippines, we too have the capability to help produce Nasopharyngeal Swabs for COVID-19 testing. These have been tested by RITM (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine) and has found them to be effective: excerpt " Positive results for Influenza B virus using real-t im e RT-PCRwas seen for Northwell NPS and OPS swabs com pared with the standard NPS and OPS swabs. The CT values using the Northwell swabs were comparable to the standard swabs that we are using for COVID-19 testing.
Northwell NPS and OPS were found to be effective for collection of respiratory specimens for viral testing such as Influenza." Documentation is available upon request.
In response to this, we are able to offer solutions to healthcare organizations in giving them the ability and capacity to produce their own Nasopharnygal swabs and other bio-medical devices on-demand.
If you are a healthcare organization considering of using 3D printing for COVID-19 or other medical use cases, or you are just in shortage of these testing devices, please do get in touch with us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; +63276223877 / +639190664759
We also recommend reading our guide: Considerations for Producing Safe and Effective Medical Devices.
RITM Test result:
Link about 3D Printed NP swabs: