3D Printed HP Covid Testing Swabs
Advantage Engineering, Inc. has partnered with HP Canada and PAMA Manufacturing and Sterilization to support national requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing with additively manufactured swabs using HP Multi Jet Fusion.
These swabs have passed clinical trials sanctioned by Health Canada and have gained regulatory approval (IO #314006).
Swabs can ordered from Advantage Engineering and packaged individually, or as part of a kit through PAMA with transport media (PBS or VTM), which can include a customized personal label.
Advantage Engineering manufactures the 3D printed swabs, and PAMA is responsible for sterilization, packaging, quality control and delivery.
Findings from the clinical study:
• Diagnostic RT-PCR Test Performance Agreement: The actual positive percent agreement is 93.90%.
• Ability to collect a specimen (RNase P): Swabs are similar in their ability to take a sample as compared to control.
Post-Processed Testing Swab
Swabs Straight from HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer.
Printed in blocks of 6 x 18 swabs (pictured below).
Each block contains 108 individual swabs. .