Recent media coverage – Life Biotech’s imported KN95 mask from Homar (S.Sangso) being sold via Chemist Direct
Claim: Chemist Direct was selling counterfeit masks.
Life Biotech is an Australian Company led by a team of experienced medical professionals who are united in the goal of improving and sustaining life. Under this highly qualified team of experts, product development and validation is carried out, ensuring that only the highest quality products, in full compliance to the appropriate standards, are included within the Life Biotech portfolio.
Homar is a publicly listed company in China and takes its manufacturing processes, quality assurance, and overall performance very seriously.
Life Biotech’s imports KN95 masks from Homar under the brand S.Sangso and Medigear
1 The Homar KN95 masks, S.Sangso and Medigear, are manufactured and independently tested to comply with the KN95 (equiv to N95) standard as a compliant KN95 respirator.
2 Compliant KN95 – evidenced by multiple GB2626:2006 laboratory tests performed in a certified CNAS Center
3 Compliant to EN149 – evidenced by an independent test performed in accordance with the EN149 standard
4 Compliant to AS/NZS1716:2006 – evidenced by the GB2626:2006 test reports
5 BFE >95% – evidenced in all tests undertaken including independent testing through Intertek
Frontline or end users can be assured that the KN95 masks manufactured by Homar are compliant to the appropriate standards and can offer the level of protection implied when used appropriately.
Life Biotech undertakes product evaluation audits with each batch purchased in China to ensure a consistent, evidenced supported finished product, is maintained.
Claims made on Social Media and subsequently supported by the media by alleged experts were made without an inspection, research, or validation of the product/brand. These allegations were based on a limited understanding of the relevant applicable standards.