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Coronavirus: FDA provides full OK for Battelle mask-sterilizing technology

The Columbus Dispatch

Posted by Marty Schladen on Mar 30, 2020

Columbus, Ohio (March 30, 2020)—Late Sunday night, the agency ruled that upgrading its emergency use authorization from partial to full “is appropriate to protect the public health or safety.”

After a day of pressure from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Sunday rewrote rules to allow full application of a potentially game-changing Battelle technology to sterilize protective masks worn by those treating coronavirus victims.

Late Sunday night, the agency ruled that upgrading its emergency use authorization from partial to full “is appropriate to protect the public health or safety.”

“I want to thank the FDA team for their professionalism and help in authorizing the use of our technology at this critical moment for our nation,” said Lou Von Thaer, Battelle president and CEO, in a statement.

Read the full article here.

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