Australian support for 3D-printed Covid face shield and UV air treatment studies


This is a rapidly scalable, personalized technology that could be implemented around the world easily and feasibly,’ says Greg Hunt,
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Health Minister Greg Hunt said Sunday that for six trials, including two next-generation vaccines produced by researchers at the University of Melbourne, the government will provide $10 million from the Medical Science Future Fund. The 3D printing study, led by Assoc. Flinders University’s Professor Anand Ganesan, has secured $973,119.

“The study will focus on developing face masks to better protect Covid-19 healthcare workers. “For healthcare workers, mask leakage in current P2/N95 respirators is a major concern,” Hunt said. “Human variability in human face form is the key explanation for mask leakage. The minister said the research would assess the efficacy and viability of using custom 3D-printed face shields in combination with P2/N95 respirators. Covid Hotspots NSW: List of cases of coronavirus in Sydney and the regionRead more “This is a rapidly scalable, customized technology that could be deployed around the world quickly and feasibly,” he said. Looking forward to the funding of further studies, Hunt’s technology could be quickly and feasibly deployed around the world. The federal government has come under scrutiny for insufficient measures to protect residents from Covid-19 outbreaks from elderly care facilities.

“To date, 685 deaths have been reported among residents of Australia’s government-funded aged care facilities – 655 of them in Victoria. Hunt said volunteers aged 18 to 75 years will be hired by mid-2021 for an accelerated clinical trial of two new Covid-19 vaccines, supervised by researchers at the University of Melbourne. He said these “next-generation” vaccines offer “a range of potential advances The new funding was revealed at a time when the tightening of federal border restrictions to curb the spread of covid-19 in the population prompted Australian authorities to speed up the rollout of existing vaccines. The federal government is sticking to Australia’s launch date in March, with Scott Morrison announcing last Friday that “public health is our number one priority with the launch date for Australia.”


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