Medical Stockpile Seeks 127 Million U.S.-Made Surgical Masks

July 12, 2021, 7:51 PM

The U.S. medical stockpile is looking for companies that can make a total of 127 million disposable surgical masks over the next year in the U.S.

The Strategic National Stockpile issued the request for information seeking eligible companies that can also meet stringent safety requirements.

The masks will need to be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration through the 510(k) process under which companies can market a medical device that is substantially similar to a device already cleared by the agency.

Surgical masks are among the many types of protective equipment that doctors struggled to get earlier in the ...

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