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Daikin to develop medical face mask with national institute

Reusable type will be equivalent to NIOSH-approved N95 versions

Daikin hopes to head off a mask shortage in the event of a second wave of coronavirus infections hitting Japan. (Source photos by Kosaku Mimura/Manami Yamada) 

TOKYO -- Japanese air-conditioner maker Daikin Industries will develop a high-performance reusable medical face mask in cooperation with the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center and CrossEffect, a Kyoto-based three-dimensional engineering company.

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