BARDA and NIOSH have developed a multi-phased mask innovation challenge that seeks to support the development of novel mask designs. In Phase 1, BARDA and NIOSH are soliciting innovative and effective designs for mass-producible, general-use, low-cost per use masks for the general public that provide enhanced protection from respiratory diseases (e.g. COVID-19) and can be used out of the box. Phase 2 will focus on development and laboratory testing of a prototype.
The Mask Innovation Challenge seeks to develop innovative and effective designs for mass-producible, low-cost-per-use devices to be worn by the general public in order to provide protection from respiratory disease pathogens. Plug and Play has partnered with Life Science Washington Institute and MedTech Innovator to host the West Coast Regional event. Join us to watch 10 semi-finalists pitch their solutions for a chance to win a portion of the $400,000 prize!
- 10:00 - 10:15 AMOpening Remarks
- 10:15 - 11:25 AM10 Mask Design Pitches (5 min pitch + 2 min Q&A by Judges)
- 11:25 - 11:30 AMClosing Remarks