New made-in-Canada high-filtration mask for frontline workers
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A new made-in-Canada high-filtration facemask for health-care workers has been designed and tested thanks to a partnership between Woodbridge Foam Corporation, McMaster University researchers and Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.

The masks are now certified as Level 3 surgical masks and will soon be certified as safe for filtering pathogens, which will permit them to be designated as N95.

The university is now working to develop internal capacity for testing masks in order to facilitate the rapid development of other materials and products.

For more information, visit McMaster University.

“As the worldwide demand for face masks increases, it is essential that the masks provided to health professionals and others at highest risk are of the highest standard.
Alison Fox-Robichaud
Director of Medical Education, Hamilton Health Sciences
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