Solutions Being Explored
Last updated - April 7, 2020 11:00 am PST
The following table provides a summary view of current applications being explored
|Category||Part||Current Activity||Status||In Clinical Use||Next Steps|
|PPE - Face Shield High Capacity||High capacity frame without visor||Manufacturing||Active||Yes||Released|
|PPE – Face Shield w/ visor||Frame with visor||Optimization for SLS nylon||Active||Yes||Verification|
|PPE – Face Mask||Stopgap Face Mask||Manufacturing||Active||Yes||Released|
|Surgical N95 Respirator1||Prototyping||Active||No||Bench Testing|
|Ventilator Solutions||Various||Support of ventilator OEMs||Active||Yes||Continue collaborative efforts|
|Splitter||HCP Evaluation||Active||Yes||Contact to participate in clinical validation|
|Diagnostics||Swabs||HCP Evaluation||Active||Yes||Contact to participate in clinical validation|
|Medical Education||Lung Ultrasound COVID-19 Training Module||Available||Active||Yes, for clinical training||Contact to participate in clinical validation|
|Materials||All||Material Technology Overview Chart2 created for download for Printer-material section||View||The overview below may change based on continued results. The table will be updated regularly to reflect these changes.|
2 3D Systems Material Technology Overview Chart
We have prepared a Material Technology Overview Chart to identify the best candidates for printer-material combinations for which either Class VI and/or ISO 10993 certifications are possible for COVID-19 applications, including potential solutions to the COVID-19 applications in emergency situations though the materials are not Class VI and/or ISO 10993 certified and customers should conduct their own testing to determine whether certification is possible.
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