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Article: Orbitform Medical Providing Solution to Mask Dilemma

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

PAGE 6 • THE EXPONENT • TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020


Most people will associate Clarklake resident Mike Shirkey as a politician or business owner.

Add "inspirer" to his resume.

The owner of Orbitform, a Jackson-based manufacturing company challenged his team to come up with a medical device to help with the shortage of face masks/respirators in light of the coronavirus pandemic.


That was Saturday, March 21, at noon.

Six days later, the team from Orbitform produced a prototype device to sanitize a dozen masks at a time using UV lights in an enclosed compartment. The device is called the Orbitform Medical mask sanitizer. A second prototype version was produced a couple of days later.



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