Meet Canopy

You asked for a mask
that would make a
world of difference.
Together, we made it.

The supremely comfortable, transparent respirator.

Every day, healthcare professionals and frontline workers have to deal with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that gets in the way of their comfort, their breathing, and their communication. Not to mention, disposable N95 respirators create over 100,000 tons of landfill waste annually and can cost hospitals well over $1,000 per employee each year.

We knew there had to be a better way, so in April 2020 we assembled a team of scientists, industrial designers, and healthcare professionals from leading innovation centers to engineer a respirator that truly takes care of the people who take care of us.

Canopy is that next generation respirator, but it’s also so much more. It’s a pledge we can each make to the well-being of the people and places we love.

Fit to form.

A respirator should protect your face, not harm it. Canopy’s form-fitting, silicone seal is soft on your skin and snug on your face, guarding you from exposure without leaving that “bridge of honor” behind.

Specially-designed wings and an under-the-chin design maintain an air-tight seal, so you can show off your widest smile without worry.

Choose how you wear Canopy: Hero is an injection-molded, sterilizable suspension featuring five adjustment points for a made-to-measure fit and a secure headpiece so comfortable you’ll forget it’s there. Or choose Flex, our stretchy, latex-free straps for a pocket-sized form factor.

The Canopy ecosystem is fully modular, so you can switch between Hero and Flex in seconds.

Breathe easy.

From how we think to how we sleep, better breathing impacts all aspects of our well-being. Designed by a team with over 100 patents in medical filtration, Canopy’s patent-pending 2-way filtering filtration Cores have three times the surface area of a disposable N95, giving you the space you need to breathe easy.

See and be seen.

Safety shouldn’t come at the cost of your sight or your smile. With Canopy’s transparent front lens and permanent anti-fog coat, you can interact with your patients, customers, friends, and family in a way that allows them to see and be seen.

Canopy will not fog your glasses. Guaranteed.

Never buy another mask. Ever.

Disposable N95s are costly and wasteful. Converting to Canopy means you’ll spend considerably less on PPE while eliminating up to 100 pounds of landfill waste each year.

Canopy is constructed from feather-light yet ultra-strength materials that are simple to wipe down with common disinfectants. Each component is replaceable, and all models come with an industry-best one-year warranty, so you don’t have to worry about buying yet another respirator.

You told us everything to fix.

Canopy is all about the details. Each component of our respirator was developed based on direct feedback from healthcare professionals and frontline workers like you.

Created by scientists, engineers, designers, and healthcare professionals who studied and worked at leading research institutions and innovation centers

Google
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nike
General Electric
Harvard University
Fitbit
Princeton University
University of Rochester
Johns Hopkins University
Northwell Health
Pall
New York University
Woman wearing Canopy Mask
Paula, ICU Nurse Practitioner

Canopy for everyone.

Leaders across industries.

From Johns Hopkins University to Google and Nike, our multifaceted team of scientists, engineers, and designers have partnered with healthcare professionals to create products that improve the world’s well-being. And we’re just getting started.

A passionate problem solver, Joe founded Canopy after learning more about the shocking PPE shortage at a socially-distanced picnic with his neighbor, Dr. Narissa Joyner. Prior to Canopy, Joe was a long-time leader of emerging businesses and products at Google. He brings with him an expertise in cross-functional innovation, strategic partnerships, ecommerce, and enterprise sales.

Joe Rosenberg

Joe Rosenberg

CEO

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A trained biomedical engineer turned operations guru, Doug ensures that Canopy runs smoothly while driving product innovation and supply chain advancement. Prior to Canopy, Doug managed Operations Innovation for DaVita,Inc., a company that provides kidney dialysis services for patients around the world.

Doug Clift

Doug Clift

COO

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QX completed his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University's prestigious Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) which led him to his role as a Senior Engineer at DSO National Laboratories, Singapore’s national defense research agency. Versed in product design and human factors engineering, QX now leads Canopy’s product development. Beyond his many classified projects, QX designed a backpack system that's currently standard-issue for his country's Army.

Qing Xiang (QX) Yee

Qing Xiang (QX) Yee

VP, R&D

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One of the world leaders in filtration material science, Dr. Gsell holds over 100 patents, including the groundbreaking process for blood leuko-depletion. He recently retired from a 36-year career leading R&D for the life sciences and industrial divisions of Pall, one of the market leaders in medical filtration. Canopy’s filtration technology is largely what it is because of Dr. Gsell’s counsel.

Tom Gsell, PhD

Tom Gsell, PhD

Lead Material Scientist

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Kim is an entrepreneurial financial executive who leads a $12 billion institutional retirement business with deep experience building new business lines and providing bespoke financial solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Kim helps Canopy with strategic insights, distribution, and organizational planning. She’s also a Rising Star of Retirement Under 40.

Kim Rosenberg

Kim Rosenberg

Advisory Board Chair

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Narissa is an experienced Emergency Medicine Attending Physician who also happens to be Joe’s neighbor and the reason for Canopy’s inception. With a background in research, emergency medicine, and healthcare, she now works at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Narissa Joyner, MD

Narissa Joyner, MD

Lead Medical Advisor

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Kwame is a trained engineer with over 12 years as the Deputy Director at the FDA. Today, Kwame leads Ulmer Ventures, a consulting group that helps companies like Canopy bring medical technologies to customers safely, thoughtfully, and quickly.

Kwame Ulmer

Kwame Ulmer

Regulatory Advisor

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David graduated from Johns Hopkins University Center for Biomedical Innovation and went on to become the Co-founder and CEO of Sonavex, a medical device company specializing in ultrasound solutions. He has since been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare.

David Narrow

David Narrow

Life Sciences Advisor

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Man Wearing Canopy Mask
Jerrett, Firefighter

Waste not.

One crisis should not give rise to another. While we’re dedicated to protecting the health of people around the world, it’s equally important to us that we take care of the planet we all call home. A commitment to Canopy is a commitment to the well-being of the people and places we love.

B-Corp Pending

CANOPY IS PROUD TO HAVE ATTAINED PENDING B CORP STATUS AND DIRECTLY SUPPORTS 9 OF THE 17 U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

OUR FORTHCOMING 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT WILL PARTNER WITH LEADING NGOS, GOVERNMENTS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS TO DISTRIBUTE CANOPY RESPIRATORS TO POPULATIONS IN NEED, BOTH DOMESTIC AND ABROAD.

MADE IN THE USA WITH US AND GLOBALLY SOURCED COMPONENTS

Swans on a Calm Lake

We all live under one Canopy and deserve access to PPE that keeps us healthy. If there’s any way that we can help your organization, please contact us.