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Innovative Sacramento Company, Master Laboratories, Emerges to Produce Swabs for COVID-19 Testing, Using 3D Printer Technology

Industry: Manufacturing

Master Laboratories uses 3D printing technology to create nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing with a network capacity to produce up to one million swabs per day.

Sacramento, CA (PRUnderground) May 4th, 2020

Master Laboratories, a manufacturing company based in Sacramento, uses 3D printing technology to create FDA-registered nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing by hospitals, clinics, government agencies and armed forces. In joint partnership with EnvisionTEC in Dearbon, Michigan, Master Laboratories has a network capacity currently in place to produce up to one million swabs per day. With soft, non-irritating and absorbent tips, the revolutionary EnvisionTEC NP Swabs are comfortable and easy-to-use plus have 180-degree bending flexibility, a coveted point of differentiation as compared to other nasal swabs available for COVID-19 testing.

The business was created by the owner of Dental Master Laboratories, Michael Kulwiec, who pivoted quickly after the shelter-in-place order went into effect in mid-March. The Carmichael resident and long-time dental device manufacturer tapped into available staffing resources, technology and machinery already in place to help provide a solution in the battle against COVID-19.

“After losing 90 percent of our dental device business within hours after the shelter-in-place order went into effect, our expert team of technicians and staff looked at ways to design and manufacture nasal swabs using 3D printer technology,” said Michael Kulwiec, owner of Master Laboratories. “And now that the attention has largely turned to the importance of testing, Master Laboratories is poised, prepared and ready to provide medical professionals with a key tool needed to combat this global pandemic.”

In addition to the nasal swabs, Master Laboratories has also begun production of full-face shields to provide added personal protection to both medical and dental personnel nationwide. For more information about Master Laboratories, the EnvisionTEC NP Swab and new product developments, please visit or call 800-368-8482.

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