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Battelle Gets FDA Go Ahead To Sterilize Masks

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rosecarmel Mon 30-Mar-20 05:26:33

Battelle cleared to sterilize N95 masks at max capacity, operate in other states to fight coronavirus PPE

"COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Columbus-based non-profit Battelle’s request to begin sterilizing surgical masks for reuse during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The revised order authorizes Battelle to decontaminate up to 10,000 compatible N95 respirator masks per chamber load, with the machine able to process four chambers per sterilization process. Battelle said it can run two sterilization processes per machine per day, sterilizing 80,000 masks per machine."

Ginny42 Mon 30-Mar-20 05:41:36

Good to waken to some encouraging news! Thank you for sharing.

rosecarmel Mon 30-Mar-20 21:59:05

It sounds like they will soon be manufacturing more of these sterilizing machines-