We are aiming to have the Origami Mask classified as a Surgical Respirator. This status will provide healthcare workers a higher level of confidence in the product's safety and efficacy. In order to achieve this classification, we need to pass a series of tests. Below is a table that illustrates the tests that we need to complete, including those that are required for the Surgical Respirator.
We are awaiting results from Nelson Labs for several of the tests listed here. However, we are likely going to need to conduct additional tests on new materials, since there are multiple brands of SMS non-woven polypropylene that we are using for the Origami Mask. (Currently, we are using the Medline Super Heavy material.) Unfortunately, Nelson Labs has a 6-week+ lead time for testing. So, we are seeking alternative testing facilities to help us expedite this process.
WE NEED HELP!
- If you know of other testing facilities that can help with this testing, please post those this forum.
- If you have experience developing test fixtures that may allow us to conduct these tests ourselves, please post details to the forum.
Thanks for any support that OM Members are able to provide!