BERKELEY, Calif., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Technical Safety Services (TSS) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) using vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators in the United States for multiple-user reuse by health care personnel. TSS is ready to decontaminate masks immediately.
TSS has engineered and customized a scalable decontamination system specific for this process of using VHP to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators. With this process, all decontamination cycles will occur onsite or in a preferred central location with the ability to process up to 5,000 masks per cycle in each CS-20 system. TSS can run at least (2) cycles per day with each system. The TSS VHP method is fully validated to consistently deliver a 6-log reduction in bioburden based on a minimum dosage of hydrogen peroxide per disinfection cycle.
"The TSS team has been working around the clock to test and get approval for the CS-20 decontamination system so we can mobilize immediately to address the shortages in respirators. Decontamination will allow these important devices to be reused by health care personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond—this will be a game changer," said TSS' CEO Steve Gonzales.
TSS has created a chain of custody and flow path for each hospital that ensures a safely managed process. TSS will work with each organization to ensure they comply with local and national regulatory standards.
"Over the last several months, we've received dozens of calls from organizations around the country about how we can help them decontaminate their PPE. With VHP decontamination being a core service of TSS in other daily applications, we took the opportunity to use our expertise and decades of experience with this process to build the most robust solution in the market," said Brent Hart, Director of Operations at TSS. "TSS is ready and willing to help ensure our nation's front-line workers have the critical PPE they need."
About Technical Safety Services
Technical Safety Services (TSS) is a national provider of Testing, Certification and Environmental Services in the Healthcare and Life Sciences marketplace. Home to nearly 250 employees, TSS is the largest testing and certification company in the United States and has been in business for over 50 years. With over 150 field service technicians, TSS has the largest workforce of trained professionals offering large scale disinfection services and has more NSF and CETA accredited technicians than any other company in the world. TSS is ISO 9001:2015 accredited, ISO 17025:2017 certified for calibration services, and NEBB certified, For more information visit www.techsafety.com.
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