VESTEX Wins Innovation Honors from Edison Awards & Apparel Magazine
Protective healthcare worker apparel technology acknowledged for potential to prevent the spread of infectious disease
ORLANDO, Fla. – April 24, 2015 – Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today announced that its proprietary textile technology, VESTEX®, has recently received two notable innovation awards. The first is the prestigious Edison Award, a global competition that recognizes innovations with potential to create a positive impact in the world. At a ceremony last night in New York City, VESTEX received the Silver Edison Award in the Material Science “Protection & Safety” category. The awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.
“We are extremely honored to receive this accolade from the Edison organization. At Vestagen, our mission is to use clinically-proven textile technology to better protect people from infectious organisms and other contaminants,” said Uncas “Ben” B. Favret III, founder and president of Vestagen. “In the spirit of the Edison Awards, we developed VESTEX fabric, the first healthcare apparel to combine fluid repellency with antimicrobial and breathability properties, as an alternative to conventional uniforms worn today that harbor and transmit dangerous pathogens. Our goal is to facilitate widespread adoption of protective uniforms as the universally accepted standard for healthcare workers and their patients.”
VESTEX also recently received an “Innovator Award” from Apparel Magazine. Innovator Awards are bestowed upon apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers that have demonstrated innovation along the apparel supply chain and/or revolutionary new products and designs.
“Our goal with VESTEX is to help propel a transformation of healthcare worker and patient attire by applying new technologies to redefine expectations of protection and comfort. Our progress to date in achieving this goal is highlighted by these new honors. They follow our recent exclusive endorsement by the American Hospital Association and we’re very proud to see VESTEX being recognized as the leader in healthcare attire by a diversity of highly respected organizations,” said Dale Pfost, PhD, CEO of Vestagen.
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