STERIS gets FDA approval to sterilize medical masks


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval to Mentor-based STERIS to begin small-scale N95 mask sterilization using 100 machines across Ohio.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced on Friday, April 10, that STERIS was issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the sterilization process. Each vaporizing hydrogen-peroxide sterilizer can decontaminate 10 masks in 28 minutes — repeated up to 10 times for each mask to extend their useful life.

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Story excerpt provided by Crains Cleveland Business.

Written by Kim Palmer.

Originally published April 10, 2020.

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