Stats speak for themselves. The global N95 mask market size was valued at USD 1.10 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.1% from 2020 to 2027. Rising instances of infectious biological diseases, coupled with the growing prevalence of COVID-19 worldwide, have resulted in augmenting the demand for N95 masks.
N95 masks are a form of respiratory protection equipment intended to effectively filter airborne contaminants. The edges of the masks create a seal around the nose and mouth. The filtering characteristic of these masks is a multi-faceted structure constructed from unwoven fabrication.
So, let’s presume you have a great idea about marketing your N95 mask in the United States (NIOSH Approval). It might seem like a struggle to make it come true. Key information or management system may be absent. Or you may want to think out of the box to help you make a technological leap forward. Maven Profcon Services LLP offers all the assistance you need for bringing your N95 mask to the US market. From Quality Management System Implementation and bringing the product to market to label design and more.
Before moving ahead with your idea, answering these questions will help you as a respirator manufacturer to pursue and continue the road that leads to success.
Your solution to the above questions can be outsourcing the regulatory hassles to Maven and let the experts make your dream come true.
NIOSH stands for National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It overlooks the approval and certification of Personal Protective Equipment such as N95 respirators that are used by the workers of all fields in the United States. Thus, its goal is to assure that every working man and woman in the U.S. have safe working conditions and preservation of human resources is maintained.
Launching your N95 mask in the U.S. can only be possible through NIOSH certification. If the respirator meets the standard requirements of NIOSH, the manufacturer receives a testing and certification number, which can then be used on the product label along with the NIOSH logo.
Any respirator or respiratory protective product must be NIOSH certified before it can be used in any workplace: medical, industrial, educational, etc. The regulation that empowers NIOSH to regulate and certify respiratory protective products is 42 CFR Part 84.
Before applying for NIOSH Certification, make sure you comply to the requirements set forth in:
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Maven will help you in fulfilling all the steps as discussed above. Our experts suggest that implementing a Quality Management System beforehand can make the NIOSH certification process up to 2 times faster.
Maven helps you to prepare the 2 main components of the Application:
Experts at Maven can help you prepare accurate documents according to the exact guidelines for NIOSH Approval.
Marketing an N95 respirator may be financially rewarding while also addressing complex day-to-day health challenges in these unprecedented times. The procedure should not be rushed, since the authorities will be looking for adherence to regulations and other criteria.
If you’ve followed the steps outlined here, you’ll be well on your way to bringing an N95 respirator to market in a safe and effective manner. Maven Profcon Services LLP is able to externalize your regulatory requirements, allowing you to focus on marketing and advertising.
There are guidance documents available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/ regarding the NIOSH Approval process of the current pandemic situation. NIOSH is prioritizing the applicants from within the U.S. and certain other countries. To figure out if you are on the list of prioritized countries, click here or send us an email with your product details here.
Under the new Surgical N95 guideline from NIOSH, a surgical N95 respirator is a NIOSH-certified N95 respirator which is simultaneously approved under FDA- 510(K) as a Class II medical device. This respirator can then be sold under medical claims, for use in clinical set-ups.
Yes, it is possible
After NIOSH approval, the N95 respirator is supposed to be marked with the NIOSH logo and the Certification number. Simultaneously, the label is supposed to contain the NIOSH and DHHS Logos. Please note that it is against the law to use the logo before you receive your NIOSH approval.
All the documents must be submitted in English.
26 samples of each type of respirator will be tested.
Usually, tests for filtration efficiency and breathing resistance are performed. Other tests can be determined depending on the type of your respirator. To know more about which tests are to be conducted, send us an email with your product details here.
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