OPT Industries, a manufacturing technology startup, announced the opening of its first manufacturing facility in Medford, Mass. to scale market access to RAMP™, the first roll-to-roll 3D printing platform that allows continuous materials production at unlimited lengths with new levels of micron-level precision.

In the U.S., hospitals are estimated to produce more than 5.9 million tons of medical waste every year. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation worsened with a massive increase in disposable products usage.

Testing technologies are constantly evolving, and innovation in sample collection and analysis will serve as an important way to support advances in diagnostics in the future.

With the considerable public health burden caused by infectious diseases, testing plays a crucial role in monitoring their whereabouts and reducing the risk of outbreak.