“OPT Industries certainly has a very different approach to making and using 3D printers, and I’ll be watching carefully to see how they evolve in the future.” – Fabbaloo

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.

“after selling more than 800,000 swabs to Medical supply company Henry Schein and Health Care Network Kaiser Permante, OPT Industries is about to open a new facility in Medford.” – Bloomberg

“Massachusetts startup OPT Industries is perfecting a 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 tests” – TechCrunch

In an experimental study, OPT InstaSwab™ showed significantly improved collection and elution efficiency as compared to both the Copan FLOQSwab and traditional polyester swabs.

“A better nasal swab for Covid-19 testing: MIT spinout OPT Industries uses novel additive manufacturing systems to create intricately-designed products.” – MIT News

Recent independent lab results placed InstaSwab™ on top of leading flocked swabs in the market, at least 20 times more bacterial elution when used for collecting and transfer samples.

Cillia faux fur coats produced using OPT’s proprietary digital lithography manufacturing process exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and Cube museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands.

Cillia prototypes produced using OPT’s proprietary digital lithography manufacturing process exhibited at the Centre Pompidou Museum in Paris.

“Need hair? Press ‘print’: With fur, brushes, and bristles, Media Lab’s technique opens new frontier in 3-D printing” – MIT News