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.
Securing Canada's sanitization needs for COVID-19 and beyond
Since the onset of COVID-19, the NRC has been working diligently with partners across government, academia, and industry to support the development of innovative solutions to meet critical pandemic needs and protect the health and safety of Canadians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accelerating Canadian ingenuity to increase domestic PPE capacity in response to COVID-19 (Vitacore Industries Inc.)
Vitacore Industries Inc. brings together the collaborative expertise of Canadian doctors, scientists, engineers, and business leaders with the aim of manufacturing high-quality "made-in-Canada" health care products and PPE.