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Battelle's Critical Care Decontamination System for N95 Mask Reuse

Updated : 27-Aug-2020

Critical Care Decontamination System

The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ is a self-contained, mobile decontamination system that uses vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) to decontaminate N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs). The system is based on published research that Battelle performed for the FDA and is authorized by the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for decontamination of compatible FFRs. Battelle CCDS™ renders SARSCoV-2 non-infectious on FFRs and enables up to 20 reuses without degrading filter performance to help address the current FFR shortage.

Company Name

Battelle

Headquarters

United States

Product Launched in

August 2014

Sustainability Benefits

  • CCDS™ can decontaminate the same respirator up to 20 times without degrading N95 filter mask performance, reducing the amount of PPE being incinerated.

USP

  • The PPE can be processed 20 times without degrading the filter performance.
  • Battelle CCDS' use of vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) process makes them suitable for reuse unlike other conventional decontamination procedures.

End user sector

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Medical Research & Laboratories
  • Dental Facilities
  • Home Care and Nursing Services
  • Fire Departments and First Responders
  • Medical Facilities and Clinical Labs

How does this work?

  • The Battelle CCDS includes custom designed decontamination chambers, each with a capacity to hold up to 5000 FFRs per decontamination cycle.
  • The decontamination process uses a commercially available vapor generator with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered sterilant.
  • Battelle CCDS achieves high concentration VPHP expoture for a specific time interval within each decontamination chamber. When the decontamination process is complete, the chamber is aerated and monitored to verifyremoval of residual decontaminant.
  • Battelle CCDS is effective against both viral and bacterial agents. This process take 3-5 days.
     

About the Company

At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.

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