Air99 Awarded 2019 QuickFire Challenge


Air99 was named the awardee of the 2019 Reimagining Respiratory Protection QuickFire Challenge, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS, working with Janssen Research & Development, LLC, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Air99 received the award, including a trophy and $100,000 in funding from BARDA, on October 10, 2019 for the Airgami concept: aiming for a better fitting, reusable, N95 respirator that would potentially protect people from pandemic viruses and air pollution.

Nine weeks after Air99 received the QuickFire Challenge award, the global COVID-19 pandemic began ...

 HHS, ASPR, BARDA, Johnsons & Johnson Innovation - JLABS