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SteriRight launches N95 mobile mask sanitizing technology in response to COVID-19

The SteriRight process utilizes a hybrid, three-pronged decontamination approach using ultraviolet light, ozone and vapourized hydrogen peroxide

July 14, 2020  by CM Staff

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HAMILTON, Ont. — Hamilton, Ont.-based SteriRight is launching mobile technology that will allow organizations to disinfect N95 face masks for re-use by their employees.

A start-up backed by parent company Bay Area Health Trust, SteriRight’s mobile reprocessing unit, which kills 99.99% of common bacteria and viruses including a surrogate for COVID-19, is available to travel to businesses throughout the Hamilton region to decontaminate N95 masks.

The SteriRight process utilizes a hybrid, three-pronged decontamination approach using ultraviolet light, ozone and vapourized hydrogen peroxide. This process takes under a minute.

Masks can be disinfected up to 10 times and the original user will get their own mask back after it is decontaminated.

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“We are thrilled to be able to step up and provide Ontario businesses with this important technology and service. Our technology — which is the only mobile technology authorized by Health Canada — allows businesses to safely serve their customers while their employees have access to sanitized masks,” said Bay Area Health Trust CEO Peter Kalra, in a prepared statement. “We are hoping to support businesses return to a safe environment for their customers and employees”.

As Ontario re-opens its economy, N95 respirators and other PPE are in high demand. The latest data from the federal government suggest only 10% of N95 masks ordered have been delivered.


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