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What if you could safely reuse an N95 mask 20 times?

“Our system was designed to kill the anthrax spore,” explains Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow, founder and CEO  “That’s the most difficult biological spore to kill. If you can kill that, you can kill anything.”

Worrilow describes the Aire~PPE Decontamination Unit as behaving like “a large microwave.” Users put N95 masks inside and within about four minutes, they are sterilized all the way through and ready to wear again. Each unit can sterilize up to 8,500 masks in a 24-hour period. A mask can be reused up to 20 times with the help of this unit. On top of preventing the spread of COVID-19, it’s a huge cost savings for hospitals now and in the future.

This isn’t LifeAire’s first foray into the healthcare space. Right before the pandemic took hold, LifeAire had just completed a large clinical trial of more than 8,000 patients in hospital rooms protected by its air purification system. Removing airborne viruses, bacteria, and fungi improved patient wellness and dramatically reduced the length of hospital stays. LifeAire is fielding a jump in inquiries about its air-duct systems in a huge range of settings, from long-term care facilities and dentist offices to trains, airports, and cruise ships. Via Keystone Edge