Proven, Critical & Ready
for Healthcare Workers and First Responders
- The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) completed independent testing of the Battelle CCDS™ process and validated the efficacy through 20 cycles of decontamination. (June 2020)
- 3M, a leading manufacturer of N95 masks, through independent testing validated that Battelle CCDS™ decontamination was effective through 20 repeated cycles. (June 2020)
- A Massachusetts General Hospital’s independent evaluation of CCDS™ this year concluded that “the decontamination methods are safe and effective.” (April 2020)
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) validated that VPHP was the most effective decontamination method, because no virus
could be detected after only a 10-minute treatment. (April 2020)
- A 2020 Duke University study found that “N95 respirators still met performance requirements even after decontamination with Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor in the laboratory setting for over 50 times.” (March 2020)
- A 2016 FDA study concluded that decontaminating N95 masks with CCDS™ “was still achieved even after 50 repeated cycles of biological aerosol exposure/HPV decontamination.” (July 2016)
- There remains an acute shortage of N95 masks, forcing healthcare workers and first responders to improvise solutions due to the lack of adequate Personal Protective Equipment.
- Bandanas and homemade masks are not safe or effective substitutes for N95s.
- Over 22,300 healthcare provider organizations are enrolled in the CCDS™ service.
- Healthcare experts around the world, including the American Medical Association, are warning of a second, widespread wave of highly infectious COVID-19 cases.
- Battelle has delivered 60 CCDS™ systems to help in the fight against the current pandemic and to be an essential part of the U.S. emergency stockpile for future emergency response.
- To date, more than a million critical N95 masks have been returned to healthcare workers and first responders to keep them safe.
- N95 respirator masks sent to Battelle for CCDS™ processing are returned back to the organization within 3-5 days.
- There is no cost to hospitals, healthcare workers, first responders, nursing homes or any other healthcare providers for Battelle's decontamination services.