Sandia mask
Sandia National Laboratories engineer Todd Barrick models a prototype of the reusable respirator he and 16 colleagues developed to complement disposable N95 masks. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Sandia National Laboratories has come up with its own version of a reusable respirator for frontline workers.

Sandia has filed for patent protection, is testing prototypes, and seeking NIOSH approval and potential manufacturing partners for its elastomeric half-mask N95 respirator. It’s the latest entry to a small but growing category of reusable masks designed to filter at least 95% of airborne virus particles from being inhaled and exhaled.

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