The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency use authorizations for select sterilization systems that will allow N95 or N95-equivalent respirators to be decontaminated. The sterilization systems will help address the shortage of these vital masks used by healthcare workers to protect themselves from exposure to the novel coronavirus.
This May 4 webinar featured an expert from 3M who addresses the 3M perspective on the decontamination of N95 respirators and shares important caveats about doing so, as well as representatives from STERIS, Battelle, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), and Sterilucent, each of whom have systems covered by EUAs. Following the expert presentations, is a Q&A session.
Systems covered under EUA that will be addressed include:
- STERIS: STERIS V-PRO 1 Plus, maX, and maX2 (Low Temperature Sterilization Systems)
- Battelle: Battelle CCDS Critical Care (Decontamination System)
- ASP: STERRAD 100S, NX, and 100NX (Sterilization Systems)
Sterilucent: Sterilucent HC 80TT Hydrogen (Peroxide Sterilizer)