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BIOSAFE Launching In a New Specially-Treated Facemask Effective Against H1N1 Influenza
Date:10/13/2009

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOSAFE, Inc., a company that manufactures and sells a novel antimicrobial polymer, has announced that they are launching in specific markets outside the United States through a unique facemask treated with BIOSAFE(®). Crosstex' new BIOSAFE-treated Ultra Sensitive facemasks begin to reduce microorganisms such as MRSA, VRE, and Staph immediately upon contact, and have further proven to be effective against Influenza A strains such as seasonal flu and the novel H1N1 virus.

Gary Steinberg, CEO of Crosstex, stated, "Facemasks serve as the first line of defense against airborne particles by trapping them in the filter media. However, live microorganisms can continue to live on the mask surface. Our new BIOSAFE treated Ultra Sensitive facemasks enhance the functionality of the mask by actually killing the harmful microorganisms, reducing the cross-contamination risk from touching the mask itself, and creating a safer environment upon disposal of the mask. The BIOSAFE treatment additive, as approved by the EPA, was compatible with our manufacturing process. We were attracted to the product since it chemically binds to the outer mask surface creating a long-lasting shield against microbial contamination and, because BIOSAFE mechanically kills cells, therefore will not cause development of more resistant 'superbugs'."

Max Fedor, President and CEO of BIOSAFE declared, "In the simplest terms, BIOSAFE's HM4100 is better, faster, and less costly as an antimicrobial additive. It provides protection for the life of the product and because of the way it works it does not promote adaptive organisms or 'superbugs'. Our product's safety is unparalleled and it has passed all required toxicity tests and received an EPA label. It has also passed USP / ISO biocompatibility tests that are normally required for medical device materials."

He continued, "The worldwide market for an
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