Inno to mass produce N95 respirators for Canadian market
Inno Lifecare will begin mass production of its surgical N95 respirators, which have been authorized for sale in Canada by Health Canada.
The surgical N95 respirators have received a protection level of 95PFE-L3, providing the highest level of barrier protection against airborne particles.
Inno Lifecare is the PPE division of Inno Foods, an organic snacks producer.
The respirators are produced, tested and certified in Canada, which will help mitigate future PPE shortfalls, says Jae Park, CEO and founder, Inno Lifecare, in a statement,
“Because 95 per cent of the respirator components are manufactured in Canada, we are supporting Canadian business in the process,” Park says. “We have a talented engineering team, and because we are vertically integrated, we can nimbly meet changing demand.”
Inno Foods has an AI and machine learning arm that made this expansion to surgical N95 respirator production possible.
Going forward, Inno Lifecare will be able to put a machine online every two weeks if the demand increases in light of another outbreak or COVID surge.
Production will begin immediately, and within one month, these respirators will be available across Canada.