Standard Textile announced that VESTEX Active Barrier apparel received a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient Inc., a member-driven healthcare performance improvement company. This year marks the inauguration of the Innovative Technology designation. The designation was based on direct feedback from hospital experts who interacted with VESTEX at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange in Denver in September.
VESTEX Active Barrier apparel is a combination of technologies designed to address the need for continuous-wear, comfortable, healthcare worker garments intended to minimize the risks associated with unanticipated exposure to body fluids during routine use, by repelling fluid splatter and spills from the fabric.
Standard Textile says that VESTEX fabric is breathable and contains an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent shown in controlled conditions in laboratory and hospital settings to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria on the fabric.
Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products.
Standard Textile is a global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets, serving customers in the health care, hospitality, interiors, workwear and consumer markets.