The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization to Technical Safety Services (TSS) for the use of vaporized hydrogen peroxide (HP) to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for multiple-user reuse by health care personnel. TSS has engineered and customized a scalable decontamination system for this process; all decontamination cycles will occur onsite or in a preferred central location with the ability to process up to 5000 masks per cycle in each CS-20 system. Two cycles per day can be run with each system, and the method is fully validated to consistently deliver a 6-log reduction in bioburden based on a minimum dosage of hydrogen peroxide per disinfection cycle. Decontamination will allow these important devices to be reused by health care personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, and a chain of custody and flow path have been created for each hospital to ensure a safely managed process. TSS works with each organization to ensure compliance with local and national regulatory standards.
Technical Safety Services, Inc