BARDA DRIVe, in partnership with NIOSH and NIST, is proud to present the Phase 2 finalists of the "Mask Innovation Challenge". This challenge aims to support the development of innovative masks that can protect Americans from respiratory pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 and other environmental threats.
Mask Name: Flo Mask Pro
Description: Flo Mask Pro is a reusable, elastomeric respirator mask for adults. Our design was based on 3 core pillars: Tailored Fit, Comfort (physical and respiratory), and Effectiveness. An interchangeable filter concept allows users to choose between two different filters depending on their use case. Our “Pro Filter” was specially formulated for high risk environments with a filtration efficiency of over 99%. For situations where breathability is just as important, our “Everyday Filter” is 3x more breathable than most N95 masks, while maintaining 95%-99% filtration efficiency depending on the user’s activity.Visit Website
Mask Name: Project: Veil. A smart, simplified design that uses familiar tools and everyday sewing skills to enable the production of effective, low-cost respirators through alternative supply channels.
Description: Because the tools and skills we use to make a pair of Levi’s constitute a globally standardized production capability, we’ve engineered the performance of an N95-equivalent respirator into a form that can be easily manufactured by any basic garment factory. Our simple solution activates the existing and underutilized apparel supply chain as an alternative resource to make high-performance, low-cost respirators – with no new equipment, training, or start-up costs. Our simplified approach to this challenge demonstrates that an effective respirator can be made anywhere there’s a pair of scissors and a sewing machine.
Mask Name: ReadiMask® 365. All day comfort and protection in a simple, strapless design.
Description: The ReadiMask 365, an elegantly simple solution, was developed over many years entailing extensive materials research, working with the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and trial and error prototyping. The latest model utilizes a cutting-edge, flexible nano fiber filter. This, combined with a best-of-breed medical adhesive, creates a new level of protection not only for the wearer, but those around them!Visit Website