At an outer suburban manufacturing plant, engineer Byron Kennedy is resetting a machine to spray-print a layer of copper on to a door handle, aiming to use the metal’s antiviral properties to counter the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nasal Swab, COVID

Origin, a 3D printing specialist for medical devices, completed clinical trials and validation of the company’s 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swabs for use in COVID-19 test kits.

Poietis and Prometheus entered into a two-year collaborative research agreement to develop high-precision 3D bioprinting of tissue engineered advanced therapeutic medicinal products for skeletal regeneration.