Prince Edward Island’s Tronosjet to produce 30,000 nasal testing COVID-19 swabs per day
Testing for COVID-19 is the only way to find and isolate those who have the virus to prevent its spread and future outbreaks. Tronosjet know for aircraft leasing, major modification centre and aircraft maintenance services, will expand its business to aid in the production of COVID-19 supplies.
Today, the National Research Council of Canada announced Tronosjet Manufacturing Inc. is receiving advisory services and up to $95,000 in research and development funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
“The COVID‑19 pandemic is something that affects us all. With this funding we will be able to explore how to best use our facilities to respond to this urgent need for COVID‑19 testing swabs. We are hopeful our solution will provide Canadians with a reliable domestic source of nasal swabs for COVID‑19 to help life get a little more back to normal.” Mark Coffin
CEO, Tronosjet Manufacturing Inc.
Using additive manufacturing technologies, Tronosjet is developing 3D‑printed nasal testing swabs which will be used in testing kits to detect COVID‑19. If approved by Health Canada, the company is aiming to secure the materials and equipment to be able to produce 30,000 nasal testing swabs per day at their facilities in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.