FDA authorizes N95 decontamination system’s emergency use

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.