It’s been almost two years since we wrote about the work that Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is doing to develop functional fiber computing solutions that will likely be the basis for moving us into Industry 5.0. Seems like we don’t even have Industry 4.0 under our belts, but technology does move fast these days! We spoke with the AFFOA team, including CEO Alexander (Sasha) Stolyarov, Chief Marketing Officer Eric Spackey, Senior Director of Business Development Natasha Spackey, and Chief Technology Officer Jason Cox, to get an update on what has transpired in the past two years.
The Board of Directors of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. (AFFOA) are pleased to announce that Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Stolyarov has been elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of AFFOA as well as a member of the Board of Directors.
AFFOA Board of Directors Announces Appointment of Dr. Alexander Stolyarov as CEO
Lincoln Laboratory joins MIT and others in testing N95 and similar, imported respirator masks to check how well they keep out particles and blood.
Testing whether uncertified N95 masks are effective
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced health care providers to dramatically increase their use of swabs, protective gear, ventilators, and other medical devices. This rapid increase in demand, coupled with the destabilizing effect of the crisis on society and the global economy, has disrupted normal sources of supply and led to critical shortages.
Opening Up New Supply Chains
CAMBRIDGE, MA : As the COVID-19 crisis began to exacerbate in the US, Cambridge, MA based Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. (“AFFOA”), a Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute, quickly mobilized to respond, specifically by securing a domestic supply of 45,000 N95 respirators which it will be distributing to local hospitals this week.