Vestagen is a Medical Technology Company

Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. is a medical technology company founded in 2009 to develop and market high performance textiles for healthcare and other demanding applications. Vestagen’s VESTEX® Active Barrier1 fabric is a unique combination of technologies designed to address the major unmet need for continuous-wear, comfortable garments for healthcare workers and their patients by minimizing the risks associated with unanticipated fluid exposures during routine use as a general purpose attire.

VESTEX apparel has received 510(k) clearance as a Class II medical device from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VESTEX healthcare uniforms are the first daily- wear scrubs to receive a Class II medical device designation from the FDA. This makes VESTEX the defining product of a new FDA product category created to address the unique performance properties demonstrated by VESTEX Active Barrier1 garments.

VESTEX: Advancing Healthcare Apparel

Vestagen’s VESTEX Active Barrier fabric is a first of its kind innovative medical technology designed to make a difference for healthcare workers and their patients. Healthcare professionals experience frequent exposure to body fluid splatters and spills so it is reasonable to conclude that minimizing the likelihood these fluids come in contact with skin is a good thing.

VESTEX garments are engineered to have robust liquid repellency and antimicrobial2,3,4 properties, along with breathability, comfort and durability. VESTEX is supported with published peer-reviewed data documenting the value of its active barrier technology in reducing the acquisition and retention of tested microorganisms on clothing.

Based on this approach, VESTEX is the first and only active barrier product to earn the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.


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

Collaborating to Support a Culture of Safety

Vestagen works with healthcare institutions to incorporate the adoption of VESTEX into broader strategic initiatives aimed at supporting their culture of safety. Though there is no evidence to support VESTEX reducing disease, Vestagen believes its innovative active barrier fabric can be part of a horizontal multi-modal strategy to support a culture of safety.

Vestagen provides customized implementation programs that support activities and initiatives intended to strengthen its customers’ culture of safety. The unique features of VESTEX have led to successful system-wide adoption at industry leading providers 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. The company’s technology also has potential applications in 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.

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


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


The talented leaders and professionals of the Vestagen Leadership team are key to our continued growth and success.

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1 Active Barrier apparel is designed as a replacement for traditional, every-day hospital attire and is designed to help repel splatter and spills of fluids and other material on the fabric. The fabric also contains an antimicrobial substance shown in laboratory and hospital settings to inhibit certain tested bacteria from growing on the fabric under the conditions of the tests. Neither liquid repellency nor antimicrobial tests are intended to assess the active barrier apparel’s ability to meet personal protective equipment requirements. The ability of the fabric to reduce exposure or infections has not been studied.

2 Bearman, G., Rosato, A., Elam, K., Sanogo, K., Stevens, M., Sessler, C., and Wenzel, R. P., “A Cross-over Trial of Antimicrobial Scrubs to Reduce MRSA Burden on Healthcare Worker Apparel,” Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol., Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012, pp. 268–275.

3 Hardwick, Matthew, Walsh, Thomas, and Cotton, Margaret, “Fabric Challenge Assays: New Standards for the Evaluation of the Performance of Textiles Treated with Antimicrobial Agents,” Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Innovating Legacy Products for New Uses on November 1–3, 2011 in Tampa FL; STP 1558, M. Bernards, Editor, pp. 1–14, doi:10.1520/STP155820120184, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA 2013.

4This product does not protect users or others against disease-causing bacteria. Always clean this product thoroughly after each use.

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