SOUTH WINDSOR — Gov. Ned Lamont, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, and University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas, among other high-ranking officials, converged on a local startup company on Wednesday to heap praise on a new technology they said will likely save lives by making face masks more effective and comfortable to wear.
Since July 23, Connecticut Biotech — founded and led by TicketNetwork CEO Donald Vaccaro — has been selling customized mask frames designed to increase the effectiveness of face coverings in halting the spread of the coronavirus. The frames fit over a mask of the wearer’s choosing, making the mask itself more secure and closing off troublesome air gaps.