HHS pursues reusable respirator to better protect medical providers during pandemics


Ensuring an adequate supply of respirators for first responders and health care professionals is critical to protecting the health of workers on the front lines responding to pandemics and other public health emergencies. To meet this need, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Applied Research Associates, Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will partner to advance the development of respirators that can be reused up to 100 times.

For more information, read the full HHS news release here: https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/news/Pages/reusable-respirator-2Oct2017.aspx