Breaking Literature Review on N95 Respiratory Masks for COVID-19

The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent collapse of the global supply chain has led to an acute worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. In response, many groups around the world are seeking to develop novel solutions to ensure local supply. N95/P2 respiratory masks are one of the critical components for reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protecting frontline workers.

The Biofabrication & Tissue Morphology group, in partnership with clinicians and healthcare managers from the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (Metro North Hospital & Health Service), have reviewed the most significant and up-to-date literature around N95/P2 filter fundamentals, manufacturing and reuse, and aims to serve as an authoritative resource for the development of novel COVID-19 respiratory masks.

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