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Description of Project: U.S. Cotton was contracted to increase domestic production capacity of the polyester-tipped swabs used in COVID-19 home test kits and mass testing settings.
Unique Impact: U.S. Cotton’s COVID-19 test swab is designed for hospital and laboratory settings and, when used at home, allows for an easier self-administered test. This industrial base expansion effort will allow U.S. Cotton to increase its production capacity from 92 million polyester swab tips per month to approximately 371 million polyester swab tips per month by May 2022 to support domestic COVID-19 testing.
Base Award Amount: $6,571,865.00
Category: Testing Capacity and Raw Materials