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.

Read more about ARA’s research to mitigate a shortage of respiratory protection devices during public health emergencies here.

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

About ARA

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 1,500 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.

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