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
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.
“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.