Battelle has begun final production activities for the last batch of N95 mask decontamination technology intended to address the Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Emergency Management Agencyâ€™s urgent needs.
Battelle said Tuesday the Critical Care Decontamination Systems are slated for shipping to 60 locations and that the news comes as the U.S. Air Forceâ€™s Joint Acquisition Task Force toured a Washington, D.C. facility to assess CCDS operations.
The Defense Logistics Agency recently awarded Battelle a potential $415M contract to deliver the CCDS units, which are designed to utilize vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to purify used N95 masks that may be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 contaminants.
Greg Kimmel, general manager for the CCDS program, said Battelle has received â€œthousands of requestsâ€ for the decontamination platform which is meant to serve as a buffer for current gaps in the N95 supply chain.
JATF manages the contract with Battelle as well as other reporting and accountability issues related to COVID-19 task force response.