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Standard Textile and Vestagen form partnership

The co-exclusive sales and marketing agreement covers acute and post-acute healthcare facilities in the US and Canada.

21st August 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cincinnati/Orlando, FL

Medical/Hygiene

The co-exclusive sales and marketing agreement covers acute and post-acute healthcare facilities in the US and Canada. Standard Textile healthcare sales representatives will be supported by Vestagen personnel, who will also take the lead on working with institutional customers during the implementation process.

Addressing unique needs

"For over 70 years, Standard Textile has been synonymous with innovation in the hospitality, healthcare, workwear and consumer sectors," said Norman Frankel, Executive Vice President/Sales at Standard Textile.

"With Vestex, we are offering breakthrough technology for healthcare workers that complements our existing specialty product lines designed to address the unique needs of healthcare institutions. The growing environmental risks to workers and patients in the healthcare setting are well-documented. Vestagen is a pioneer in the development of 'active barrier' fabric that incorporates multiple technologies to help minimize these risks while being comfortable and durable for everyday use. We are delighted to partner with Vestagen to bring garments made with this outstanding product to our American and Canadian customers."

Strategic partnership

"This strategic partnership with Standard Textile, one of the best established and most respected innovators in healthcare and hospitality textiles, is potentially transformational for Vestagen," said Bill Bold, Chief Executive Officer of Vestagen Protective Technologies.

"Healthcare uniforms made with our unique Vestex Active Barrier fabric are increasingly being adopted by healthcare leaders such as New York's Northwell Health. This partnership with Standard Textile now gives us the reach to bring Vestex garments to healthcare workers throughout the U.S. and Canada."

Vestex fabric

Vestex fabric is a unique combination of technologies that aims to address the need for continuous-wear, comfortable healthcare worker and patient garments intended to minimize the risks associated with unanticipated exposure to body fluids during routine use, by repelling fluid splatter and spills from the fabric.

Vestex fabric is breathable and it contains an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent shown in controlled conditions in laboratory and hospital settings to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria on the fabric. A peer-reviewed hospital-based study published in a leading medical journal showed reduced acquisition and retention of certain microorganisms on Vestex scrubs under the study conditions compared to conventional healthcare uniforms, the company reports.

www.standardtextile.com

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