Henkel, Origin collaborate to meet demand for COVID-19 NP swabs

Henkel's and Origin's first FDA compliant, sterile, 3D printed nasopharyngeal test swab now shipping
June 18, 2020

Article courtesy of Printed Electronics Now

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for medical supplies, including testing kits has outpaced supply. The primary protocol involves conducting a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab test, which collects viral material from inside a person’s nasal cavity. Globally, there are very few companies that manufacture the swabs commercially, and all are overwhelmed with demand. In collaboration with Origin, Henkel is leveraging its ability to carry out biocompatibility and robust mechanical testing at its facility in Concord, CA, and has provided a range of 3D printable medical photopolymers designed for use on Origin’s material development systems.