Image credits: Dr. Beth Ripley and Timothy Prestero.

COVID-19 Supply Chain Response Partnership

Curated by NIH/NIAID in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Veterans Healthcare Administration, and America Makes

The NIH 3D Print Exchange, a resource from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is hosting this collection to designate designs related to COVID-19 supply shortages, which have been assessed engineers and clinicians. The Exchange is an open repository for finding, sharing, and creating 3D-printable models related to bioscience, medicine, and related open hardware designs.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is striving to facilitate the use of this and other advanced manufacturing technology to bring PPE and other needed medical device parts to healthcare organizations through emergency use authorization. Manufacturers who have questions about helping during this pandemic can reach out to the FDA at COVIDManufacturing@fda.hhs.gov.

The VA Innovation Ecosystem includes many hospitals and clinics in the Veterans Affairs healthcare network that have 3D Printing design and engineering expertise. Many designs shared in this collection have been designed or tested by engineers and clinicians in the VA Innovation Ecosystem. Learn more at the VHA 3D Printing Network COVID-19 Response site.

America Makes is a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, aimed at innovating and accelerating 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) technology to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. The role of America Makes as a partner in the COVID-19 supply chain response initiative is to be the bridge connecting the needs of health care providers with manufacturers capable of 3D printing much needed supplies. If you are a manufacturer, or a healthcare facility in need of supplies, visit the America Makes COVID-19 response site to learn more.