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US PPE providers team up

Hospitals continuing to experience supply shortages.

25th May 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  USA

Protective, Medical/Hygiene

PPE producers Defender Safety, of Plainview, New York, and Premier Guard USA, of Jackson, Mississippi, are teaming up to support a supply chain of over 100 hospitals nationwide sourcing PPE for their procedure and surgical masks in the USA.

Defender Safety has recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ASTM Level 1 procedure mask, ASTM Level 3 procedure mask, and ASTM Level 3 surgical mask.

With significant quantities of PPE imported from overseas and hospitals continuing to experience supply shortages, the partnership will help health systems satisfy a pressing need for medical-grade PPE that is made in the USA.

“We are past the one-year mark in our fight against Covid-19, yet healthcare and essential workers are still in dire need of PPE,” said Teddy Haggerty, founder and CEO of Defender Safety. “This partnership will enable Defender Safety to expand our capabilities to supply health systems across the USA with PPE manufactured here at home.”

“Healthcare workers need to know that the products they depend on to keep themselves and their patients safe meet the highest standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),” added Glenn Ferreri, president of Premier Guard USA.

Defender Safety has supplied over 50 million pieces of PPE – medical-grade masks, gloves, disinfectants, and goggles – to over 70 hospitals and other public entities.

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