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Orbis BiOAID N95 Reusable Mask â?? Covid 19

Orbis Develops Reusable N95 Mask

Orbis, CA, USA has developed a reusabale N95 mask to help meet the critical demand in the battle against COVID-19 
The novel BiOAID thermoformed mask shell utilizes sterilized LDPE (or a long list of other polymers) “blister” pack materials used in pharmaceutical and food packaging industries.  Since the filter is removable, the shell can be easily sanitized using a disinfectant or soap and water. 

BiOAID’s 2” x 4” strip of commonly available HEPA or MERV13 filter with a boundary layer added at the breathing apparatus offers an alternate to conventional N95 respirators composed of melt-blown polymers.

The filter is delivered in a patent-pending replaceable cartridge to further ease pressure on the supply chain and to reduce both the manufacturing cost and the retail price. 

The semi-rigid face mask shape conforms to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requirements. 
The turned-radius design creates a rounded edge and curvature for improved seal and comfort. Conforms to varying facial contours, and easily accommodates beards and facial hair. A lack of crevices and slots enhances ease of sterilization and user safety.

Publication date: 13/04/2020

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This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.