Nomad, known for producing smartphone accessories, has announced that it has adjusted its focus on making medical supplies such as masks as the new corona virus continues to spread,media reported. Now, Nomad is selling a one-off three-layer mask. Nomad said they would give priority to providing masks to medical professionals, first responders and key businesses. The
The company’s masks, which cost $0.375 each, are expected to ship at its warehouse in Hong Kong, China, within two to three days.
Although Nomad’s mask is not an N95 mask, the company says its mask filters have passed 98 percent of the bacterial filtration efficiency tests and meet FDA standards. It is reported that the company’s masks will be approved in the coming weeks. Nomad said their masks are currently listed in Europe, Taiwan and mainland China.
“Now we think the best thing we can do is to help distribute much-needed supplies around the world and help those on the front lines of the curve: nurses, doctors, and first responders,” Nomad co-founders Noah Dentzel and Brian Hahn said in a letter. “
In fact, many companies are now investing in medical supplies, such as ThunderBolt’ announcement last week that it will use some of its production lines to produce masks, Sharp said on March 1st that it would use masks at a plant in Japan, and Ford announced that it was working with 3M and General Electric to produce ventilators.