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Guilford Medical Product Manufacturer Receives $51 M To Produce More Swabs For COVID-19 Testing

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Linda Coan O'Kresik
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BDN File
Puritan Medical Products in Guilford is receiving $51 million in federal funding from the CARES Act to boost production of swabs.

Puritan Medical Products in Guilford is receiving $51 million in federal funding from the CARES Act to boost production of swabs used for COVID-19 testing.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, announced the funding in a news release.

The company is expected to be able to make an additional 50 million swabs a month, bringing its total production to 90 million swabs per month. According to the release from Collins, Puritan will also hire additional employees.