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Vitacore’s CAN99 receives Health Canada authorization for N99 equivalency

by CM Staff   

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B.C. made CAN99 scores highest in filtration, breathability, and fit in laboratory testing and international assessments.

VANCOUVER — Vitacore Industries Inc. has received Health Canada Authorization for its CAN99 respirator on February 19, 2021, becoming the first Canadian made N99 equivalent single-use respirator. The B.C. manufactured CAN99 achieved 99-100% filtration efficiency in national and international assessments.

Vitacore’s newly designed CAN99, an N99 equivalent respirator was created to provide the highest level of protection for Canadian frontline and health care workers. With a 100% max filtration, low inhalation/exhalation resistance and versatile fit for all face shapes and sizes, the CAN99 is an advanced single-use respirator.

“We’re committed to providing the highest quality masks and respirators to Canadian frontline workers,” said Mikhail Moore, President of Vitacore. “The CAN99 is an example of Canadian innovation on a global scale and a testament to Vitacore’s place among the top medical respirator manufacturers in the world.”

In a separate development The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), a division of NIOSH, published results of the CAN99 under the international respirator assessment. The CAN99 was the only Canadian respirator tested and one of only eight to receive 100% max filtration efficiency.


“We’re constantly innovating and improving our products to ensure Canadians have access to the personal protective equipment they need to address the continued impacts of COVID-19.” Said Yang Fei, Director of Research and Development at Vitacore.

Vitacore is also forging partnerships with some of the country’s leading organizations including SGP Purchasing Partner Network (SGP), one of Canada’s largest suppliers to long term care communities. SGP recently ordered over 1.5M CAN99 respirators to ensure their employees and partners are kept safe during these uncertain times.


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