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Feds Approve Use Of Battelle Device To Sterilize Medical Masks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new system developed by Columbus-based Battelle to sterilize up to 160 thousand surgical masks a day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ohio now has more than 1,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has also presented manufacturers with a top ten list of needed equipment to be produced, including gowns, masks, and face shields. 

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