Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Vestex - First clinical development program for an antimicrobial textile
Vestex - First clinical development program for an antimicrobial textile
Sep '10
Vestex uses exclusively licensed and patented Swiss technology to repel blood and bodily fluids, wick away perspiration and control odor. The innovative, nanotechnology-based textile helps prevent contamination of the fabric while keeping the wearer clean, cool and dry.

Research at Washington Hospital Center found that Vestex-treated uniforms harbored fewer microbes than traditional scrubs, based on a study in emergency rooms and ICUs. The research was presented in a poster session at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in September.

Vestagen also completed a 16-week blind cross-over clinical trial involving Vestex technology-based products at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in July. The trial compared levels of bacterial contamination, on Vestex treated scrubs versus standard scrubs. The results from study showed Vestex scrubs had significantly fewer MRSA colonies.

The evidence-based research documented during the testing proves the operational and financial benefits of Vestex as a barrier to infections. Vestex benefits have been confirmed by real doctors and nurses in major teaching hospitals, critical care units, emergency departments, trauma centers, and operating rooms.

As you are aware, this is a critical issue in the health care industry. Mounting data suggests that health care worker uniforms can harbor high levels of microorganisms. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 50 percent of the nation's health care workers are exposed to contaminated fluids each day. Furthermore, the CDC estimates that every year, nearly two million patients acquire an infection in a hospital.

Ben Favret, president and CEO of Vestagen, is available to talk about the research, high-tech textiles and his business model. I can also put you in touch with the study investigators for more detail and background on antimicrobial textiles.


Must ReadView All

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing at the Texprocil Annual Export Awards. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

Govt to extend special package to home textiles segment

The Central government is likely to extend the recently approved Rs...

Reebok Liquid Speed Grey. Courtesy: Business Wire

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Oct 2016

Reebok’s Liquid Factory brings sneaker creation to US

Reebok, a pioneer in the sporting goods industry, has brought sneaker ...

Courtesy: GHCL

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

GHCL to invest Rs 67.25 crore in textile division

Chemicals and textiles firm GHCL will invest Rs 67.25 crore in its...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search