BTL is revamping several of their manufacturing facilities to provide face masks and ventilators to the medical community.
As of September 2020, BTL's European manufacturing facilities have been producing ventilators and masks including FFP2 (European Equivalent to N-95) flat-fit respirator masks for both medical professionals and consumers. The respirator masks received both an FDA Emergency Use Authorization and a CE Mark. More than 1 million masks are currently available for sale at BTL’s Massachusetts facility.
"There is little doubt that this pandemic has changed the way we all do business. BTL recognized that as a company, we needed to find a way to help our physicians and partners in the industry. As a true manufacturer of aesthetic technologies, BTL was able to quickly re-prioritize some of its manufacturing efforts to start building ventilators, respirators and masks to provide support and protection for those who need it most," says Ron Borsheim, VP of Product Development, in a news release.
"All staff and docs gave these masks a 5-star rating for comfort, breathability, tight seal and ear relief. Ready to order many more," adds Robert Weiss, MD, a dermatologist at the Maryland Laser Skin and Vein Institute in Hunt Valley, MD.
Melanie Palm, MD, FACS, assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego and medical dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon at Art of Skin MD in San Diego, Calif., states: "It's a real nice edge up in terms of comfort compared to some of the K95 and N95 respirators.
Carolyn Jacob, MD, medical director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, further elaborates: "They are more comfortable than any other mask we have been wearing."
To inquire or purchase the BTL FFP2 flat-fit healthcare respirator masks please visit: www.bodybybtl.com/masks.