June 24, 2021: Airgami wins BARDA/NIOSH Mask Innovation Challenge Phase 1

Richard GordonJun 24, '21

Air99 LLC announced today that its Airgami N95-grade mask with best-in-class breathability is a winning finalist design in the BARDA/NIOSH Mask Innovation Challenge.

BARDA is the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority under the department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIOSH is the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and is responsible for certifying N95 and other respirators.

Air99 LLC and 9 other finalists, chosen from a field of 1,500 applicants, will each receive a grant from BARDA.

In October, 2019, Air99 won the Reimagining Respiratory Protection QuickFire Challenge sponsored Johnson & Johnson - JLABS and BARDA, including a grant, mentorship, and a trophy.