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April 3, 2020

Exxon Mobil to advise on reusable medical masks

By Matthew Farmer

US oil and gas company Exxon Mobil has said it will help medical innovators with the construction of a reusable face mask for medical teams.

The mask would withstand sterilisation, while using disposable filter fabrics to stop the spread of coronavirus.

As the inventors of fabric filtration, Exxon Mobil said it is advising on the design and speeding up manufacturing. Once approved by US authorities, the company said it could produce up to 40,000 masks and filters per hour.

Global Center for Medical Innovation CEO Tiffany Wilson said: “Scaling solutions rapidly to address the global crisis requires significant investment, innovation and collaboration. By partnering with ExxonMobil, we’re harnessing the expertise and capabilities of one of the world’s largest energy companies to accelerate our ability to realize that vision.”

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