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ORLANDO - The global medical textiles market is one of our industry’s fastest growing sectors – figures from Grand View Research suggest market size could reach US$20.23 billion by 2022. This in part, will be driven by health consciousness resulting from rising elderly populations, while new strains of bacteria and viruses will create demand to upgrade durable garments and workwear to protect both patients and healthcare workers (HCWs) as they undertake daily routines in medical rooms and hospital environments.

Here, we look at Vestagen Protective Technologies, whose Vestex Active Barrier Fabric has been designed to repel liquids containing potentially harmful microorganisms and offer medical staff and those under their care overdue protection from the threat of cross-contamination caused by unintentional spills. Tony Whitfield reports.

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