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Copper3D uses 3D printing to combat HIV transmission during breastfeeding – 3Dnatives

Written by David

March 23, 2020

Using 3D printing, Chilean manufacturer Copper3D has just introduced a brand new device to combat HIV transmission during breastfeeding. The invention is a 3D printed breast pump nozzle made from an antibacterial material.

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The young startup is the originator of a filament that adds antimicrobial properties to different polymers such as PLA and TPU, thanks to copper nanoparticles. If successful at eliminating the transmission, this small device could have a major impact worldwide, especially considering that more than 430,000 children were affected by AIDS in 2017, resulting in 130,000 deaths.

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