DAYTON, Ohio, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Innovative Sterilization Technologies (IST)/ONE TRAY® in Dayton, Ohio is making a donation to help protect in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the form of 500,000 filters. These can be used as an alternate resource for personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare/first responder personnel. This announcement comes in the wake of the medical mask supply shortage now gripping our nation as more infected patients fill healthcare facilities.
The IST/ONE TRAY® team is no stranger to innovation so they set out to find a way to support the community at this time of crisis. Used as an accessory with the ONE TRAY® sterilization containers, the filters being provided offer the user materials that create a barrier against fluid and particulates.
The filters are not meant to be a replacement for PPE devices, merely an alternative solution during this pandemic. Facilities can determine the intended use. These filters are used as a microbial and fluid barrier to maintain sterility after sterilization. The ONE TRAY® team has come up with two versions of potential use: a decontamination protective option and an "over-mask" barrier that can be used as a cover to extend the usability of the n95 PPE masks.
BFE & Delta P test methods comply with ASTM F2101 and AS4381 standards on this material for fluid resistance and particulate filtration. All test method acceptance criteria were met. Testing was performed in compliance with US FDA good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations 21 CFR Parts 210, 211 and 820.
Scott Cohen, President and CEO of Innovative Sterilization Technologies states "In this healthcare crisis, we realized that repurposing our unique filter design could potentially help with the current mask shortage occurring across the country. We will be donating these items to any facility in need, they just need to contact us and we will expedite them."
In an effort to service more than 1000 facilities nationwide, the filters will be shipped in boxes of approximately 250, with a limit of 2 boxes per facility. To see instructional videos, step by step instructions, or to order your free box of filters, visit http://covid19.onetray.com. You can also contact IST/ONE TRAY® at 937.619.0138, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About IST - Innovative Sterilization Technologies (IST) was founded in 2013 with the goal of delivering products that ensure effective reprocessing efficiencies and economic savings in medical device sterilization. Our mission is to provide the highest quality sterilization container products supported by years of reliable service to our customers.
We are committed to educating our industry on how new technology affects current practices and guidelines to help create an environment that benefits not only the user but supports our customers in their effort to provide One Standard of Care. Notice of Acknowledgement: IST would like to credit Assembly Tech of Dayton, a local business for their donation of time, effort and facilities assisting IST with our efforts.
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