AAPN Memeber Parkdale Mills Helps Ramp Up COVID 19 Test Production


More AAPN members doing great things. They tell us that mass testing is vital for the country to ‘re-open’ safely, so this effort is especially important.

AAPN member Parkdale Mills’ subsidiary U.S. Cotton, the nation’s largest manufacturer of cotton swabs, has joined in an effort with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Gates Foundation, United Health Group and Quantigen to ramp up production of spun synthetic swabs to help the country’s frontline health care workers administering tests for the COVID-19 disease.

U.S. Cotton has developed a fully synthetic, polyester-based Q-tip-type swab that can be used in coronavirus diagnostic testing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just announced that these synthetic swabs — with a design similar to Q-tips — could be used to test patients for the coronavirus. Read More