Response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a monumental effort from around the world. During the initial shelter-in-place order in March 2020, Intuitive Surgical employees volunteered with the Foundation, producing large quantities of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Along the way, the Intuitive Foundation developed sources for high quality materials and made specialized tooling to create sub-components for these items in high volume for low cost.
With the pandemic still affecting countries around the world, the Foundation would like to provide access to this tooling and quantities of these sub-components to charitable 501(c)(3) organizations manufacturing PPE for donation.
FACE MASK NOSE BANDS: Flexible and formable wire nose bands for cotton masks allow the masks to conform to the bridge of the wearer’s nose to minimize movement and air leakage. These bands measure 3-3/4 inches long by 1/4 inch wide and consist of 2 parallel annealed steel wires embedded in plastic and can be formed and straightened hundreds of times without fatigue, are machine washable and dryable without damage.
Minimum quantity of 1000/box = 1000 masks.