About Vestagen

Vestagen is a medical technology company founded in 2009 to develop and market high performance textiles for healthcare and other demanding applications. Vestagen’s VESTEX® fabric is a unique combination of technologies designed to address the major unmet need for continuous-wear, comfortable garments that help protect healthcare workers and their patients from unanticipated exposure to the dangerous contaminants they encounter every day. Vestagen has registered VESTEX with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a medical device and is preparing to submit the data needed for FDA review of its safety and effectiveness.

VESTEX: Evidence-Based, Safety Enhancing Healthcare Apparel

Vestagen’s VESTEX fabric is the first of its innovative medical technologies designed to enhance the safety of healthcare workers and patients. Healthcare professionals experience the highest rates of injury and illness of any occupation in the US. Frequent exposure to body fluid splatters and spills result in bacterial colonization of apparel, a well-documented source of pathogen transmission. Pathogen transmission is linked to worker illness and high rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in patients. The cost of HAIs is high–thousands of lost lives, millions of additional hospital days and billions of dollars annually.

VESTEX garments are engineered to have robust liquid repellency and antimicrobial properties, along with breathability, comfort and durability. VESTEX is supported with published peer-reviewed clinical data documenting the value of its active barrier technology in reducing the acquisition and retention of contaminants on clothing.

Based on this evidence-based approach, VESTEX is the first and only apparel product to earn the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. VESTEX fabric is currently registered with the FDA as a Class 1 medical device and the company plans to file for FDA clearance as a Class 2 medical device in 2016.

VESTEX® Active Barrier Apparel has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association »

Collaborating to Support a Culture of Safety

A core element of Vestagen’s approach is its commitment to working with healthcare institutions to incorporate adoption of VESTEX apparel into broader strategic initiatives aimed at achieving a culture of safety. Vestagen believes its innovative textiles can serve as a key element in comprehensive infection prevention strategies, which include such elements as hand hygiene and surface disinfection. These and other evidence-based interventions are being adopted by healthcare institutions to enhance safety, reduce HAIs and increase patient and staff engagement and satisfaction. Vestagen provides customized implementation programs that support activities and initiatives intended to strengthen its customers’ culture of safety.

The unique ability of VESTEX to transform healthcare garments into apparel that helps guard workers and patients from pathogens and other contaminants has led to successful system-wide adoption at industry leaders such as Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida.

Other Applications of Our Technologies

Vestagen is also applying its patented cross-platform technologies to produce performance-enhanced textiles for uniforms and other apparel for specialty healthcare workers, patients and other occupations subject to unanticipated splatters and spills of contaminated fluids, such as food processing. The company’s technology also has potential applications in contaminant-resistant hospital “soft surfaces,” such as curtains and bed linens.

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.

Vestagen products are available online at buyVESTEX.com »

For information about becoming a VESTEX retail partner or licensee, email us at .

TAKE AIM PROGRAM


To help hospitals and other healthcare institutions better understand how our revolutionary VESTEX garments can contribute to their safety and satisfaction initiatives, Vestagen has created the TAKE AIM program. TAKE AIM contributes to efforts to achieve broader organizational initiatives related to marketing and branding and employee retention and engagement.

TAKE AIM enables hospital managers to establish a baseline of perceptions surrounding healthcare worker safety, its impact on worker engagement, and its correlation to patient safety and improved patient experiences. TAKE AIM assessments zero-in on the intersection of staff and patient perceptions to help managers assess how specific actions and programs could help them achieve their organizational strategic goals.

VESTEX TECHNOLOGY

Vestagen’s patented cross-platform processes and technologies are the basis for VESTEX, the first in a new class of advanced active barrier fabrics incorporating technologies for everyday protection from unanticipated fluid exposure and pathogen transmission. It is the only daily-use fabric proven in a hospital setting to reduce harmful contaminants on garments.

vestex-logoVESTEX active barrier fabric incorporates powerful proprietary technologies – a highly repellent fluid barrier and a durable antimicrobial that has been shown to be effective against a broad spectrum of organisms. The result is a superior technology that also wicks moisture away from the body to ensure wearer comfort.

Vestagen’s fluid barrier technology creates a special structured surface that binds to individual fibers, resulting in a fabric that is highly repellent to body fluids, water, oil, dirt and dust. This high degree of repellency works synergistically with Vestagen’s antimicrobial technology, which has been shown to be effective against a broad spectrum of organisms in vitro and is based on a proprietary agent that has never been associated with microbial adaptation or resistance in more than 25 years of use. VESTEX acts to wick away moisture from the inside of the fabric, enabling evaporation and creating a cooling effect for wearers while accelerating drying.

Multiple studies have shown that contaminated clothing is an important conduit of bacteria to healthcare workers, which contributes to U.S. government data showing that they have among the highest rates of illness and injury of any occupation in the US. More than a dozen peer-reviewed studies document the contamination of clothing in healthcare facilities where there are patients infected with resistant organisms such as MRSA and C. difficile. These difficult-to-treat organisms put healthcare workers at risk and are responsible for many of the most serious healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

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VESTEX is proven in a clinical setting to reduce the acquisition and retention of contaminants on clothing—in a peer-reviewed published study in the Journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, researchers reported a statistically significant MRSA reduction of more than 99.99% on the VESTEX scrubs compared to standard uniforms. Importantly, this study also showed that the healthcare workers wearing VESTEX had lower levels of microbes present on their garments than on their hands. This was in contrast with the group wearing standard scrubs, where the level of contamination on the workers’ hands and scrubs was equal.

VESTEX is also comfortable, durable and affordable. VESTEX is suitable for a variety of applications, including healthcare, public safety and athletic use.


Vestagen Team

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Vestagen and our VESTEX technology have been recognized with a number of awards and endorsements from leading organizations in the healthcare and apparel industries.

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