Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask

14.07.2020

Image: Picture collage of a silicone rubber face mask with filters; Copyright: MIT/Brigham and Women's Hospital

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed a new silicone rubber face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks can be easily sterilized and used many times.

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Image: Head of a mannequin with a face mask; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf