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  2. Hola a todos!, gracias por sumarse a esta comunidad. Estoy convencido que podremos construir un lugar donde realmente podamos incrementar y evolucionar el conocimiento alrededor de Embodi3d y de la impresión 3d para fines médicos. La idea es que dentro de este apartado se vayan presentando. Un abrazo y nos estamos leyendo Angel Sosa.
  3. It's an innovative solution that can be put into practice during this crisis, as it can be considered when there is a shortage of FFR. The CDC puts it as an option (although it needs more research) when there is a crisis, some studies guarantee that the quality of the material may or may not be affected depending on the dose and the model of facial mask used. Nebraska Medicine has implemented a protocol for UV irradiation of N95 respirators in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic based on the dose generally needed to inactivate other single-stranded RNA viruses on surfaces: Lowe JJ, Paladino KD, Farke JD, et al. N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Process for Decontamination and Reuse https://www.nebraskamed.com/sites/default/files/documents/covid-19/n-95-decon-process.pdf?date=03252020 These are some interesting studies that I would like share with all of you: Lindsley, W. G., Martin Jr, S. B., Thewlis, R. E., Sarkisian, K., Nwoko, J. O., Mead, K. R., & Noti, J. D. (2015). Effects of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on N95 respirator filtration performance and structural integrity. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 12(8), 509-517. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699414/ Mills, D., Harnish, D. A., Lawrence, C., Sandoval-Powers, M., & Heimbuch, B. K. (2018). Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation of influenza-contaminated N95 filtering facepiece respirators. American journal of infection control, 46(7), e49-e55. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29678452 Heimbuch, B. K., Wallace, W. H., Kinney, K., Lumley, A. E., Wu, C. Y., Woo, M. H., & Wander, J. D. (2011). A pandemic influenza preparedness study: use of energetic methods to decontaminate filtering facepiece respirators contaminated with H1N1 aerosols and droplets. American journal of infection control, 39(1), e1-e9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21145624 Also, you can learn more about decontamination from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html Have you used this technique? share your experience with us!
  4. In recent weeks we have seen that the spread of the Coronavirus has increased. However, on the good note, we have also seen an increasing number of people willing to help. Thousands of people from […] You can read the full article here
  5. A couple of entrepreneurs Isaac Budmen and Stephanie Keefe are making 300 face shields to help help workers at a coronavirus testing site in Syracuse County. They make and sell 3D printers in […] You can read the full article here
  6. In Italy, young entrepreneurs used their engineering skills with high precision combined with their passion for 3D printing to create 3D printed valves that can be connected to machines to help coronavirus (COVID-19) infected […] Read the full article here
  7. In recent weeks we have seen that the spread of the Coronavirus has increased. However, on the good note, we have also seen an increasing number of people willing to help. Thousands of people from around the world who have 3d printers have share their contact information, creating a large database, offering their knowledge in 3d technology (mostly non-profit) to help in this fight against coronavirus. In Spain, for example, thanks to the biomedical3d company, some hospitals such as the University Hospital of Virgen del Rocio and Hospital Puerta del Mar, have been testing the 3D printed hands-free door openers that help in preventing the transmission of the covid19 as the staff don’t need to touch the doors to open them. Other organizations such as Ayudame3D, have printed face shields. Currently, each Ayudame3D volunteer has the ability to create one every 3/4 hours. They are part of a group called "Coronavirus makers", a group of people from different fields (medicine, biotechnology, 3D printing, industrial design, among others) that decided to share their knowledge and experience in a Telegram group and at their website to co-create artificial respirators and other solutions by using 3D technology. Since the onset of the COVID19 crisis, Coronavirus Makers volunteers have delivered more than 350,000 face shields using more than 9 tons of material. Isn't that amazing? Another Spanish company that is joining these initiatives is Leitat Technological Center. They have used 3D printing to make an emergency ventilator, costing less than EUR 500. It's in testing now. Their goal is to share the files for free, so the 3D printing community around the world can contribute to saving lives. There is now a large network of 3D printing against coronavirus in Spain, which currently has more than 1,000 printers and more than 300 professionals, and they are still looking for more volunteers to join the initiative. Those with a 3D printer and interested in join this team can register at 3dcovid19.tech. Files availables Take a look at some of the files that are available now and that can help protect you from COVID-19. Respirator Adapter for Decathlon Mask – These files allow you to convert a recreational mask into a respirator. Hands-Free Door Openers – These can go a long way in reducing the spread of infection in businesses and offices that must remain open. They can fit on a variety of doors and allow users to open doors with their forearm rather than their hand. Bonus: Leave them on after the crisis and people can open doors while carrying coffee and documents. ‘Savegrabber’ Door Opener – While the previous door opener mounts to the door handle, this one is portable and can be used on most lever door handles. Reusable Filter Mask – This simple mask allows users to change the filter material out regularly and it works with HEPA filters, coffee filters, and paper towels. Face Shield – This was designed by Canadian ER worker Dr. Tarek Loubani. All that’s needed is some elastic strap and Mylar sheet. Those with more complex materials and equipment available can take a look at the most complex files designed by the Isinnova team: The Venturi valve – The original that started it all. Protective face shields by prusa3d in Czech republic. There are more organizations that have recruited volunteers to join forces and fight COVID-19. Fathom is working to design printable nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 test kits as well as ventilators. You can also be part of the CoVent-19 Challenge. It was founded by residents at Massachusetts General Hospital as “An Open Innovation Effort to Design a Rapidly Deployable Mechanical Ventilator” using additive manufacturing. Participants will be allowed to submit multiple designs during Round 1, and participants may choose to submit full system designs and/or modules/parts for other teams to integrate into their design. Do you know any other initiative? leave us your comments!
  8. LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - A couple of entrepreneurs Isaac Budmen and Stephanie Keefe are making 300 face shields to help help workers at a coronavirus testing site in Syracuse County. They make and sell 3D printers in their house by the name of Budmen Industries. Last Saturday they produced 50 shields using seven 3D printers, they are now using 16 printers to produce 250 before the end of this week. "It just sort of felt right to us to do what we could to help the situation," Budmen said. They started their business in 2017, they spent most of Sunday trying to translate their idea that the protective shields were easy and comfortable to use. Since then they have not stopped producing the shields requested by the county. This is an example of solidarity in these times of crisis due to the pandemic. The couple has not set a price for the prints and they have focused on producing them to help their community. This is how Budmen put it "I just said we'll get it done," “We're really not looking to make money off the county in this crisis. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon gave the couple a big shout-out during his daily update on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. Budmen said he and Keefe got to work designing the shields as soon as soon as they heard the county was planning to open a site in the city where people could go to be tested for the coronavirus. They figured the county would need face shields for the safety for workers performing the tests, he said. However, the county has agreed to pay for the shields for what is estimated to be an approximate price of $ 8 for the expenses for the materials used. This is another story worth sharing with you. REFERENCES 1. Budmen Industries. https://budmen.com/ 2. CNY couple, using 3D printers, makes 100s of face shields for coronavirus clinic. https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/03/cny-couple-using-3d-printers-makes-100s-of-face-shields-for-coronavirus-testing-clinic.html
  9. A public directory of 3d printing developer directory has recently been released including people who wants to collaborate during the COVID19 crisis. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QE1vzezYdf6QJwxaMMLrWIks5AYAPUeSRWXxaYd3yK8/htmlview?sle=true#gid=587452832
  10. In Italy, young entrepreneurs used their engineering skills with high precision combined with their passion for 3D printing to create 3D printed valves that can be connected to machines to help coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients breathe. Chiari Hospital General Manager Mauro Borelli on the phone confirms that not only are the 3D-printed "life-saving" valves working properly, even a second improved model from the first version has been developed, "which generates less friction." This is a beautiful story during the coronavirus season that fills us with hope. The idea arose due to the need for valves to connect the breathing helmets to the oxygen cylinders, not available in the market because the manufacturing company was saturated by the number of orders. How to do it "Why not try recreating them with a 3D printer?" It was intuition. In a round of calls, the SOS del Mellini di Chiari recovers in the editorial office, at the hours when the solidarity of AiutiAMObrescia runs fast, to reach Massimo Temporelli, a physicist, entrepreneur and scientific disseminator, who among the fablabs finds the immediate availability of Cristian Fracassi and Alessandro Ramaioli, young engineers from Brescia who get to work. In a few hours they print 3D prototypes. Then Mellini is presented with the first fifty valves ("It's actually a Venturi tube, a hydraulic invention that dates back to the 18th century," says Borelli, an engineer himself). Ready it is, everything works. A small miracle in which Brescia's technology, heart, competence and determination made the difference. For many as for Antonio, 60 yo, he admitted Mellini by covid-19, among the first to benefit from the "valve that saves lives." Without which he would now struggle to breathe. Instead, his course is progressing well. For the two young engineers, hours of unremitting work to produce a hundred of these valves, but the smile behind the masks also outweighs signs of fatigue on the face. And their commitment is reflected in the immediate availability gathered by many other companies in the medical and 3D printing sectors, such as Invatec-Medtronic, Only 3D, Fabula 3D. Digit of the generosity of Brescia. REFERENCES 1. Valvole salvavita con la stampante 3D, già una decina in funzione - Giornale di Brescia. https://www.giornaledibrescia.it/sebino-e-franciacorta/valvole-salvavita-con-la-stampante-3d-già-una-decina-in-funzione-1.3467083 2. Coronavirus: 3D printers save hospital with valves. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51911070 3. Italian hospital saves Covid-19 patients lives by 3D printing valves for reanimation devices. https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/covid-19-3d-printed-valve-for-reanimation-
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