While Other “Antimicrobial” Technologies, Fabrics, And Products Fail
After an exhaustive review of effectiveness and safety research, the FDA created an entirely new category of product for apparel utilizing the antimicrobial agent found in VESTEX®. This allows VESTEX® to make microbial and fluid protection claims that far surpass any other “antimicrobial” technology, fabric, or product.
It’s the difference between science and snake oil:
Claims About Microbial Protection That ONLY Products Protected By VESTEX® Can Say
The valid scientific evidence used to determine the effectiveness of a device shall consist principally of well-controlled investigations.– US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
VESTEX® provides protection from intermittent or unexpected exposure to microorganisms from blood, body fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.
Proven in clinical studies in a hospital ICU, VESTEX® reduced Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) to levels greater than 99.99%, when compared to regular non-proactive apparel.
In laboratory studies designed to test real-world, worst-case circumstances, VESTEX® reduced MRSA 99% compared to regular non-protective clothing.
Based on the FDA’s hierarchy of microbial resistance, VESTEX®, and its ability to reduce retention of MRSA on the surface of apparel, would also apply to viruses like SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. Validation studies have been completed with positive results and will soon be under review by the FDA.
VESTEX® is designed to protect personnel from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material.
VESTEX® has a dual mechanism of action:
- The fluid-repellent fabric surface acts as the primary barrier to bacteria acquisition on the fabric. As fluids, such as blood, urine, sputum, and gastric fluid, are repelled, the number of microorganisms that remain is significantly reduced.
- This allows the VESTEX® antimicrobial textile to reduce exposure and retention to pathogenic particulates and colonization of MRSA on the surface (outer layer) of the apparel.
- The mechanism of action for the VESTEX® antimicrobial textile includes disruption of the cell membrane, denaturation of cell surface and transmembrane proteins, and inactivation of bio-energetic systems to prevent the microorganisms from being retained on the fabric.
What Other Non-Protective Products Can Say
The antimicrobial properties do not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses, germs, or other disease organisms.– US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Inhibit and protect fabrics from mold and mildew.