The Food and Drug Administration May 27 authorized the emergency use of the Stryker Sustainability Solutions VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The device decontaminates compatible N95 respirators for multiple-user reuse to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates when there are insufficient supplies of face-filtering respirators. Hospitals should note that N95 respirators containing cellulose-based materials are incompatible with the SSS VHP N95 RDS and respirators are limited to a maximum of three decontaminations via the device.

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