Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing

In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP swabs using a point-of-care 3D printer. Results of the first clinical trial of 3D-printed NP swabs for COVID-19 testing are being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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How to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

Researchers are developing simple and inexpensive tools–like a DIY ventilator–to treat patients more effectively and prevent disease transmission in hospitals

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