Are 3D-printed COVID tests the tip of the iceberg for Australian medical device manufacturing?

Australia’s high labour costs have traditionally made it tough for manufacturers to compete on the global stage, but the advent of 3D printers has levelled the playing field giving medical technology specialists new opportunities that would have been out of reach before.

Melbourne-based 3DMEDiTech has taken the bull by the horns with this new technology, opening up new horizons not even its founder had envisaged, most notably its 3D-printed saliva swab COVID-19 tests that have supported Australia’s sovereign stockpile.

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