3D printed Nasopharyngeal Swabs

case-studies Description

3D printed Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab Services to Combat Covid-19

The Challenge

  • Depleting supplies of NP Swabs impacting ability to test patients for Covid-19 during pandemic
  • Demand on supply resulting in longer lead times
  • Supply Chain ability to respond to rapidly changing situation limited
  • Fabrication of material that does not contain any DNA to impact test

The Solution

Origin and Henkel/LOCTITE 3D Printing collaborate to deliver FDA compliant nasopharyngeal test swabs.

Consultative Process to address:

  • Lattice Structure Design to drive effective nasal secretion collection
  • Post process requirements
  • Sterilization techniques matched to Henkel resin
  • Resin high print accuracy & function (flexural & tensile)
  • Great Partnership = Ability to prepare a 3DP Medical Device in short time frame


  • FDA Registered Device
  • Clinically validated for Safety & Conformance
  • Thousands of parts per week

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