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Maitri Health Technologies announces Health Canada approval for N95 masks

Maitri's N95 masks, manufactured in Port Coquitlam, B.C. through an exclusive partnership with INNO Lifecare, who were approved by Health Canada in March.

March 17, 2021  by CM Staff

Health Canada Approved N95 Mask Offered By Maitri Health Technologies. (CNW Group/Maitri Health Technologies Corp.)

VANCOUVER — On Mar. 17, Maitri Health Technologies Corp., a global platform for healthcare supply security, announced the availability of N95 medical-grade protective masks, a domestically manufactured N95 mask that is to receive Health Canada certification.

N95 masks are among the most in-demand and difficult to source pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) commonly used by hospital, healthcare and other frontline workers. N95 masks filter out at least 95 per cent of very small particles, including airborne droplets.

Maitri’s N95 masks, manufactured in Port Coquitlam, B.C. through an exclusive partnership with INNO Lifecare, who were approved by Health Canada in March.

“Maitri is delivering what governments and organizations across Canada have sorely needed and requested since the beginning of the pandemic – a domestically manufactured and certified N95 mask,” said Andrew Morton, CEO of Maitri.

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Demand for N95 masks has exceeded the supply globally and in Canada news reports have highlighted how healthcare workers and businesses were shortchanged on international orders, or worse, shipped counterfeit or uncertified N95 masks that put people at greater risk of exposure and illness.

“Medical personnel and frontline workers will remain in harm’s way for the foreseeable future, for the current and other healthcare crises,” said Morton. “We also expect ongoing demand from healthcare facilities, factories and workplaces where personal safety remains the top priority. By supplying domestically manufactured N95 masks, we can offer Canadian governments and businesses peace of mind about the source, quality and timely delivery of critical PPE.”

N95 masks join certified surgical masks, face shields, disinfectants and sanitizers that make up Maitri’s suite of PPE. Maitri’s healthcare supply security platform combines PPE with a digital solution. Maitri tries to help organizations manage and monitor PPE and people by tracking vaccinations, activities, inventories and more.