FAST Spiral Nasopharyngeal Swab For Immediate COVID-19 Testing

 

DESIGNED, TESTED & MANUFACTURED IN THE USA

THROUGHPUT OF 100K DAILY

PREFERRED SWAB (OUT OF 150 DESIGNS) IN A CLINICAL TRIAL AT HARVARD-BIDMC

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Addressing The Shortage

 

In March 2020, Dr. Ramy Arnaout from Harvard Medical School put out a call to meet the swab shortage that was limiting COVID-19 testing. 

We heard the call.

Abiogenix teamed up with FATHOM, HP and many others to iterate over several 3D printed designs.  Using HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology, we quickly arrived at an optimized nasopharyngeal swab.


Working with clinicians on the front-lines, we designed the swab to be easier to use, and more comfortable than other 3D printed swabs.

Production is up and running at our Northern and Southern California facilities, producing autoclavable as well as ready-to-use swabs.

Over 1.4 million swabs produced to date.

Flexible and durable

Abiogenix's FAST NP swabs passed tensile and torsion tests performed at Lawrence Livermore National Labs

Product Details

Ready

Sample swabs are available via overnight shipping

 

Manufacturing throughput of 100k daily

Individually wrapped

Sterile swabs ready for use

Non-sterile swabs ready for autoclave

Safe

Neck width diameters were optimized to not be too stiff, yet not be too flimsy, and were verified by clinicians to have the right “feel” of rigidity.  

 

The breakpoint was optimized to not be too weak so as to buckle when clinicians pushed the swab against an obstruction.  The breaking functionality was optimized to have the ability to perform single-handed breaking, by bending and then twisting.

Tested

The FAST Spiral NP swab was perfected with input from clinicians from Stanford Health Care, Harvard Medical School, and Seattle-area swab clinics. 

The spiral design was selected as the most preferred novel swab (out of 150 designs) in a clinical study at Harvard-BIDMC.

 

It has passed expert review, collection sufficiency, PCR-compatibility, and concordance testing with flocked nasopharyngeal swabs.

*For initial diagnostic testing for CDC recommends collecting and testing an upper respiratory specimen. Nasopharyngeal specimen is the preferred choice for swab-based testing. Read CDC Article

 

Team

Core Team

Goutam Reddy, Founder Abiogenix Inc.

Rich Stump, CoFounder FATHOM

Contributors

Jenny Hu, Independent Mechanical Engineer, Medical Device Designer

Ehren Foss, Technical, Sales Solutions

Thomas Kluocek, Production Manager, FATHOM

Vince Corral, Quality Management, FATHOM

Anne Pauley, Mechanical Engineer, FATHOM

Carolina Aguirre, Content Strategist, FATHOM

Tony Slavik, Applications Engineer, FATHOM
 

Dr. Linda Barman, Stanford Health swab clinic

PA-C Thanh Khong, Stanford Health swab clinic

Lihua Zhao, Head of 3D Lab, HP Labs

Isabel Sanz, Additive Manufacturing Technical Consultant, HP

Jake Wright, Senior Research Scientist, HP Labs

Devin Mourey, Section Manager, Materials and Advanced Applications, HP

Sam Lazzara, Medical Device Quality Consultant

Coco Soodek, Seasongood Law

Independent Testing

Dr. Ramy Arnaout, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Angela Tooker, Test Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Laurence Stensland, Research Scientist, University of Washington

 
 

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Oakland, CA, USA

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FAST Spiral Nasopharyngeal Swabs are Class 1 Medical devices listed under product codes KXG and KXF.