Some good news: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has joined the Open COVID Pledge, making its novel test swab technology widely available free of licensing fees. By licensing this IP to the public, NJIT is making it easy and legal for manufacturers around the world to use it to create much-needed testing supplies. From NJIT’s statement:
The developers, from NJIT’s Additive Manufacturing Lab (AddLab), are posting the design on the National Institute of Health’s 3D Print Exchange website, which provides technology related to biomedical science that is readily compatible with 3D printers. By making the pledge, NJIT invites manufacturers, large and small, to make use of our technology to address the public health crisis. To learn more about the swab test, click here.
We’re glad to see NJIT stepping up to be the first university to make the Pledge. If you work with or represent a university (or any organization with intellectual property that might be utilized to fight COVID-19) and you’re interested in joining the Open COVID Pledge, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.