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3D Printed Swab Manufactured to Streamline COVID-19 Tests

The nasopharynx 3D printed swabs provide a less intrusive experience compared to traditional cotton bud swabs, aiming to 1s.

The Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC), based at Heriot-Watt University, and the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) at Scottish Enterprise have worked with Scottish company Abergower 3D, to help manufacture the new design. Once used, the swabs can be processed at labs including Lighthouse in Glasgow.

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