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Battelle CCDS Passed 3M Respirator Test; Lou Von Thaer Quoted

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Posted by Sarah Sybert on Jul 16, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 16, 2020)—The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) has passed both filtration efficiency and fit-related evaluations for its 1860 and 8210 3M respirators, Battelle CCDS reported on Thursday

The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) has passed both filtration efficiency and fit-related evaluations for its 1860 and 8210 3M respirators, Battelle CCDS reported on Thursday

“The Battelle CCDS was developed in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak, at the request of the FDA,” said Battelle president and CEO, and five-time Wash100 Award recipient Lou Von Thaer. “In 2020, after COVID-19 hit the U.S. and caused exactly the kind of PPE shortage this system was designed to address, CCDS was quickly mobilized as a stopgap measure to alleviate the N95 shortage.”

Battelle has successfully passed 3M’s evaluation and multiple decontamination processes on the fit and filtration performance of certain 3M N95s. Battelle CCDS was named an effective respirator decontamination for passing the four components of the test. 

3M has evaluated the effect of the Battelle CCDS process on the respirators tested and found that the decontamination process is not expected to have a detrimental impact on respirator filtration or fit for up to 20 cycles. 

Read the full article here.

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