Ohio State coalition develops, delivers 3D-printed swabs for COVID-19 testing

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  Wave after wave of urgently needed shipments of 3D-printed swabs used in COVID-19 test kits have been arriving at The Ohio State University since April 17, after a coalition of university scientists, engineers and manufacturers came together to combat the shortage of critical supplies in the state.   The collaborative effort was led by Ohio State’s Institute for Materials …

Ongoing IMR efforts related to COVID-19

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As the coronavirus spread throughout Ohio and the country, the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) turned to its research community in the hopes of turning the tide.   IMR knows the situation is critical, the needs are urgent, and responses must come quickly.   The institute is collaborating with departments, colleges and research centers across The Ohio State University to …

Gouma research group developing breathalyzer to detect COVID-19

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A research group led by professor Perena Gouma at The Ohio State University is developing an inexpensive breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19 in a single breath.   The hand-held breath monitor will sample an exhaled breath for two key biomarkers of the infection. The tool is expected to not only enable early detection of COVID-19, but offer insight to the …