- Supply of PPE has failed to be at par with the demand for the equipment, placing essential service providers and healthcare workers at potential risk.
- ICU and Contour would be doling out 100,000 masks and 50,000 face shields to medical firms in underserved communities in California.
ICU Eyewear (ICU) has teamed up with Contour Optick to rev up production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 test kits in the U.S. Unprecedented rise in coronavirus cases has put the U.S. in a dire strait in the face of the pandemic. Reportedly, supply of PPE has failed to be at par with the demand for the equipment, placing essential service providers and healthcare workers at potential risk.
ICU is reported to have the ability to supply PPE in huge quantities. The company is able to produce and ship N95 face masks; KN95 (Authorization from the FDA for authorization of KN95 is undergoing); Goggles, face shields, gloves and other PPE; and ASTM Levels 1,2, and 3 face masks. For instance, ICU has the ability to manufacture KN95 at 1 million/day and ASTM levels 1 and 2 face masks at a rate of more than 5 million per day.
Kirk Hobbs, CEO at ICU, stated that they were working with partner companies in China to help them pass the FDA regulatory process. He believes that teaming up with the companies in China will help them comply with the U.S. standards and they can import products and supply the same to the end-users.
CEO of Contour Optick David Chao noted that ICU and Countour would be doling out 100,000 masks and 50,000 face shields to medical firms in underserved communities in California. Apparently, ICU and Contour have fostered supply relationships with leading manufacturers for PPE items and are taking delivery and purchase orders.