The mask is to be used in hospitals to reduce the spread of airborne bacteria and imageviruses and is designed for ages 5 to 12.  In other FDA pediatric news the agency has given out grants for Orphan Product Development.  We are starting to hear a lot about orphan diseases and the need for more research and many Children’s hospitals are a deep dive into it with R and D efforts.  The full story can be read here.  BD

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a face mask designed for children that is made by Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB), the agency announced Wednesday.

The FDA said the mask is the first pediatric single-use mask meant for use in hospitals and health care facilities to help reduce the spread of airborne respiratory tract bacteria and viruses.

The mask is designed to fit children ages 5 years to 12 years, and is designed with material to accommodate children, who do not breathe as forcefully as adults


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