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FDA: Filtering Facepiece Respirators from China May Not Provide Adequate Protection

Letter to Health Care Providers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned that certain filtering facepiece respirators (respirators) from China may not provide consistent and adequate respiratory protection to health care personnel exposed to COVID-19 based on additional filtration performance testing conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – […]

Ferrari collaboration to produce valves for respirators and fittings for protective masks

Ferrari has started to produce respirator valves and fittings for protective masks at its Maranello plant as one of its initiatives in support of health workers treating coronavirus patients. The department where car prototypes are usually built is producing these thermoplastic components using additive manufacturing technology. Some valves have been developed by Mares, a diving […]

New Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Decontaminate Respirators

On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization to STERIS Corporation for the STERIS V-PRO 1 Plus, maX and maX2 Low Temperature Sterilization Systems using the STERIS N95 Decontamination Cycle (non-lumen cycle), which uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate compatible N95 or N95-equivalent respirators. Hydrogen peroxide sterilization is […]

Air Liquide, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo rise to the challenge of producing 10,000 Air Liquide Medical Systems respirators

…in response to the French government request Faced with the compelling need for more respirators on its national territory, the French government has asked, on March 22, a group of French industrial companies led by Air Liquide to study the possibility of increasing the production of respirators so as to provide 10,000 respirators in 50 […]