Columbus, Ohio (April 11, 2020)—The Ohio-based company that will be supplying Maryland with a decontamination unit is called, Battelle. Battelle’s website confirmed the company received Federal Drug Administration (FDA) “Emergency Use Authorization” to use their Critical Care Decontamination System last Sunday.
Battelle also described its process online, saying it uses a concentrated vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the masks and that the PPE is exposed to this vapor for some 2.5 hours. Battelle’s site says they can clean a mask for up to 20 times before its performance is impacted. The company also tracks masks by barcode.
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