Columbus, Ohio (May 5, 2020)—Technology developed by Columbus-based Battelle is helping to save the lives of health care workers across the country.
The nonprofit has created a Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS). This technology is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 N95 respirator masks each day. Battelle said the masks can be safely reused up to 20 times.
In April, the Pentagon announced a $415 million contract with Battelle. It allows the nonprofit to set up 60 sites across the country where masks will be decontaminated free of cost to health care providers.
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