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3D Printing and COVID-19, April 7, 2020 Update

3D Printing and COVID-19, April 7, 2020 Update

Written by David

April 9, 2020


Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure that the 3D printing community is aware of what is being done, what can be done and what shouldn’t be done to provide coronavirus aid.


The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instituted in response to supply shortages has allowed for 3D-printed solutions to be fast-tracked for rapid deployment. Prisma Health and Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, has received EUA from the FDA to 3D print and distribute a ventilator splitting tool called the VESper Ventilator Expansion Splitter. Similar to previous splitter designs we have seen, the VESper makes it possible to provide ventilator support two patients simultaneously. Image courtesy of Prisma Health. The VESper Ventilator Expansion […]

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