Port Melbourne-based 3DMeditech has earned a $3.7 million contract for nasopharyngeal swab kits, which will be delivered to the National Medical Stockpile up to March next year and be used to test for Covid-19.
The kits include “a nasopharyngeal swab, viral transport “media” (salt solution), and a bio hazard bag” according to a statement from federal health minister Greg Hunt. The kits feature the first 3D printed swabs to be accepted on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
The first batch of kits will be delivered this week and deliveries will continue weekly. They will be issued “to general practitioners, private pathology providers and state and territory governments” according to their needs for testing.
3DMeditech’s other products include custom 3D printed helmets for symmetrical head development in babies and dental alignment solutions.
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