VESTAGEN SIGNS LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS FOR ITS VESTEX®-PROTECTED FABRICS WITH MEDICAL SUPERSTORE ALLHEART.COM
—First Major Licensing Agreement and National Retail Agreement for Protective Garments Made from Vestagen’s Vestex® Fabric that Is Clinically Proven to Reduce Acquisition and Retention of Dangerous Contaminants—
—allheart.com to Offer Multiple Lines of Vestex-Protected Apparel, Including Vestagen-Produced Brands and Its Own Brand Manufactured Under License—
ORLANDO, FL –May 7, 2014 – Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc., today announced that it has entered into agreements with Scrubs AC, Inc., d/b/a allheart, to produce and distribute protective garments for the healthcare sector manufactured using Vestagen’s Vestex® protective fabric. Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreements, allheart will distribute Vestex-protected apparel manufactured and marketed by Vestagen, as well as its own brands of Vestex-protected uniforms and scrubs produced under a Vestagen license. allheart is an online retailer that offers the world’s largest selection of personal medical apparel.
“Partnering with market leaders in multiple channels is a core strategy we are pursuing to ensure that our revolutionary Vestex protective fabrics are made rapidly available to a customer base that is both large and diverse,” said Uncas “Ben” B. Favret III, president and CEO of Vestagen. “We are delighted that our first major licensing deal and retail distribution agreement are with allheart, rightly known as America’s Medical Superstore. allheart has done an outstanding job of building a powerful national franchise in the healthcare community, and we expect they will help increase awareness of the Vestex brand and become an important source of Vestex revenues.”
Vestex represents a new class of active barrier protective fabrics for everyday use that is clinically proven to prevent or reduce the acquisition and retention of microbes and other contaminants. Vestex is engineered to have robust liquid repellency and embedded antimicrobial properties, along with enhanced breathability, good durability and affordability.
Richard Pope, president and CEO of Scrubs AC, Inc., commented, “As the recognized leader in offering the widest selection of quality medical apparel available anywhere, we are proud to be the first to provide the unprecedented performance of Vestex-protected garments to our customers, who we believe will appreciate the opportunity to access several different lines of highly protective apparel that is comfortable, good-looking, durable and affordable.”
Apparel made with Vestex-protected fabrics is initially targeted at healthcare workers, who are at daily risk of exposure to dangerous contaminants and who can unknowingly spread these contaminants to other workers, patients, family members and the general public. Garments made with Vestex are also expected to offer benefits to patients and to workers in such occupations as public safety, first responders, the food industry and hospitality, and competitive sports.
Contaminated clothing is a known carrier of bacteria and healthcare workers have the highest rate of illness of any occupation in the U.S. Contamination with difficult-to-treat organisms such as MRSA puts workers at risk and is responsible for many of the most serious hospital acquired infections. A peer-reviewed published study confirmed that Vestex-protected nurse scrub uniforms demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in MRSA of more than 99.99% compared to the non-protective scrub uniforms used in hospitals today.
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For more information about Vestagen and Vestex, visit vestagen.com and vestexprotects.com.
About Vestagen and VESTEX®
Vestagen Technical Textiles develops and markets advanced performance textile products and technologies. Its VESTEX® active barrier technology is the first to combine fluid repellent, antimicrobial and breathability properties in one fabric for everyday protection from unanticipated fluid exposure and pathogen transmission. VESTEX is proven in a clinical setting to prevent or reduce the acquisition and retention of contaminants on clothing, reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on the fabric by 99.99% compared to traditional uniforms. VESTEX is also comfortable, durable and affordable. Product lines, including lab coats, uniforms and patient apparel, are manufactured and sold directly by Vestagen, its retail partners and select distributors. VESTEX fabric is also available for use in garment production by approved licensees. For more information about Vestagen and VESTEX, visit vestagen.com.
Rachel De Jesus