CEA drives development of OCOV mask

Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, MINATEC, News

Published : 6 July 2020

The Y.Spot building, which closed on March 16, partially reopened the very next day for a project to develop reusable masks, initially for the Grenoble University Medical Center. The partners, who came from across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, began by tackling the design aspects of the project. Y.Spot staffers and Liten filtering media specialists also helped. They then 3D printed prototypes and went through four testing cycles with the medical center before scaling up the mask and processes and launching manufacturing in early April.

The OCOV mask has five washable filters and can be reused up to 100 times. It is five times less prone to leakage than a FFP2 mask. The CEA’s Grenoble campus ordered 5,000 units for its employees.

Contact: philippe.caillol@cea.fr

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