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Compact respirator masks hope to change the healthcare PPE game

Medical Environment Update, December 1, 2018

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An Australia-based company hopes to be a game-changer as it introduces into the U.S. market a line of powered respirator masks that promise to be much easier to use and work in for healthcare professionals.

CleanSpace Technology, which specializes in respirator design and has a Chicago office, has launched a line of powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) masks for the U.S. healthcare industry for primary care, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmaceutical professionals. 

The duo of NIOSH-approved respirators—called the CleanSpace2 Powered Respirator (PAPR) and CleanSpace Ultra with Full Face Mask—are light, weigh no more than 2 pounds, and claim to be a compact solution enabling infection control teams to deploy and train staff on a system with an Assigned Protection Factor 50 (or 1000 for the full face mask). The company claims that unlike many of the burdensome masks currently on the market, the masks have few parts; no cables, hoses, or head tops; and an intuitive assembly and operating system that only takes 15 seconds to don.

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