Medline Industries, Inc.
Mask inactivates flu viruses
Medline Industries Inc.’s BioMask is the first-ever
FDA-cleared antiviral medical face mask that
is shown to inactivate 99.99 percent of laboratory
tested flu viruses, including pandemic and
seasonal strains of influenza (flu) viruses such
as H1N1, Bird flu and Swine flu. The mask goes
beyond simply filtering the air by inactivating
harmful pathogens that land on both the outside
and inside surfaces of mask via a combination
of citric acid, zinc and copper — which Medline
notes are powerful but safe ingredients. A hydrophilic
coating on the outside quickly wicks droplets
into and away from the outer surface.