(Medical University of South Carolina) With the threat of a shortage of protective masks looming as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows, Medical University of South Carolina biomedical engineers and tinkerers had an inspired idea: unleash an army of makers from across the US who could make masks from 3D printers – a technology that, in recent years, has become widely available. In a matter of days, a team came together and developed the Self-Assembly Filter for Emergencies, or SAFE, Cartridge System.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/muos-muo032720.php