COVID-19 response: Personal protective equipment and sterilization

 

Personal protective equipment and sterilization

The NRC is working to ensure the safety and effectiveness of PPE in Canada by lending its expertise to develop PPE and the capability to test its performance, providing testing services for PPE and decontamination equipment, and funding research and development for innovative, made-in-Canada solutions to keep Canadians safe.

Ensuring safe, effective N95 respirators

The Metrology Research Centre is developing unique-in-Canada capability to test the performance (i.e., particulate filter efficiency level) of N95 respirators and respirator material.

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Testing COVID-19 decontamination equipment

The NRC purchased 20 decontamination devices from Beamsville, Ontario company Clēan Works Inc. to send to hospitals as part of a Pandemic Response Challenge Program study.

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Funding innovative made-in-Canada solutions for alternative filtration material

To help create and maintain capacity to manufacture essential PPE items in Canada, the NRC, facilitated by NRC IRAP and Innovative Solutions Canada, challenged small and medium-sized businesses to come up with innovative solutions.

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All hands on deck- responding to Canada's need for sanitizer

With support from NRC IRAP, Acenzia Inc. of Tecumseh, Ontario, was able to quickly respond to COVID-19 supply shortages by producing much-needed hand sanitizer.

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Expanding production to include health and medical personal protective equipment

Top Dog Manufacturing (TDM) looked to NRC IRAP for advisory services and funding to expand its operations to add a line of certified health and medical personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers.

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Made-in-Canada N95 masks that are lightweight, environmentally friendly and fit like a glove

The NRC is joining forces with Dorma Filtration to help make N95 masks using 3D printing, injection moulding and digital technology.

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Personal protective equipment for front-line workers

Beyond carrying on with the critical tasks across the NRC during the pandemic, we are proud to have made donations of urgently needed PPE for frontline workers.

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Alternative hard-surface disinfectant formulas for Canadians (ASDFC)

Working with partners across government and industry, the NRC has developed 3 alternative formulations to produce hard-surface disinfectants in Canada.

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