Vestagen Technical Textiles today announced that St. Mary's Mercy Medical Center North, and Mercy Medical Center West in Knoxville, TN purchased Vestex™ nanotechnology-based lab coats, which were presented to physicians in honor of National Doctors’ Day.
“From our advances in robotic surgery to our cutting-edge heart catheterization procedures, Mercy Medical Partners is well-known as a leader in advanced technologies. Vestex technology is the latest advance in lab coats, so we want our physicians to have it,” said Jerry Sanders, M.D., and Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Medical Center St. Mary’s. “It’s our way of saying thank you to our staff on Doctors’ Day.”
The gift comes at a time when the future of doctors’ white coats remains unclear. The American Medical Association is currently reviewing the role it can play in spreading infectious microbes, including MRSA, among patients. Vestex offers a unique and evidence-based potential solution.
Vestex lab coats repel blood and other contaminated bodily fluids and rapidly kill microbes on contact. The dual action technology allows physicians to maintain their traditional, identifiable attire, which is strongly preferred by patients, while reducing the threat of clothing contamination.
Vestex fabric is impregnated with nano-sized particles that change the surface area of the fabric, increasing surface tension and creating a barrier to fluids such as blood and vomit. After the repellency feature sheds bulk contaminants, the antimicrobial property rapidly eradicates any remaining microbes on the fabric.
“Thank you to all physicians across the country for the care, compassion and comfort you provide your patients each day. You make the world a better place for all of us,” said Ben Favret, president and CEO of Vestagen.