PROVEIL® Second Story
29 Jun PROVEIL® Second Story
Tiny aerosol micro droplets generated by breathing and talking persist in the air and can carry the SARS-2 virus deep into our lungs. This has been identified as an important pathway for spreading COVID-19.
The widespread use of protective respiratory masks will play a key role in supressing the spread of infection. Although there are several mask manufacturers in Europe, 95% of the critical filter media is sourced from outside Europe – mainly China. Export restrictions on these materials resulted in a breakdown of supply chains and the acute shortage of masks, which persists today. Unfortunately, there have been many reports of masks of inferior quality from Chinese suppliers and prices have also increased dramatically. As a result, many governments are pushing for an independent, local and vertically-integrated supply chain for high-end respiratory masks needed for the protection of all critical personnel. To address the need for local filter media manufacturing, Bioinicia developed PROVEIL®. PROVEIL® is a proprietary, nanofiber-based filter media capable of reliably eliminating even the smallest aerosol particles and droplets from the air. Bioinicia today supplies mask makers in Spain and the rest of Europe with its nanofiber-based PROVEIL® filter media.