BIDMC-led clinical trial identifies four novel 3D-printed swabs for use in COVID-19 testing

Public health experts and government leaders agree that easy access to testing for COVID-19 will be critical to managing the virus’ spread and re-opening the world’s economies. However, a shortage of specialized nasopharyngeal swabs used to collect samples for diagnosis is one of several bottlenecks in the way of widespread testing. Now a clinical trial conducted by a multi-disciplinary team coordinated by Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil (Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, BIDMC) has identified four novel prototypes of 3D-printed swabs that can be used for COVID-19 testing.

A multi-disciplinary team including Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil (Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, BIDMC)is collaborating to develop 3D printable swabs for COVID-19 testing.

A multi-disciplinary team including Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil (Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, BIDMC) is collaborating to develop 3D printable swabs for COVID-19 testing.

Kevin Tabb, MD (President & CEO, BILH) will appear at a WBUR virtual town hall on Tuesday, April 21stat 6 pm to discuss upcoming challenges for health care in Massachusetts after the sure in COVID-19 cases ends.

Kevin Tabb, MD (President & CEO, BILH) will appear at a WBUR virtual town hall on Tuesday, April 21st at 6 pm to discuss upcoming challenges for health care in Massachusetts after the sure in COVID-19 cases ends.

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Jimmy Kimmel honored Taylor Chase-Meyers, RN (ICU, BIDMC)on his show Tuesday night as a thank-you for the work she’s been doing on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jimmy Kimmel honored Taylor Chase-Meyers, RN (ICU, BIDMC) on his show Tuesday night as a thank-you for the work she’s been doing on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lindon Beckford (Patient Transport, BIDMC) sang a song of appreciation for his colleagues on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.

Lindon Beckford (Patient Transport, BIDMC) sang a song of appreciation for his colleagues on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.

Sharon Wright, MD (Infection Control, BIDMC) answers common questions regarding COVID-19.

Sharon Wright, MD (Infection Control, BIDMC) answers common questions regarding COVID-19.

The federal government and Johnson & Johnson are investing more than $1 billion in a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 developed by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) and his team.

The federal government and Johnson & Johnson are investing more than $1 billion in a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 developed by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) and his team.