DURHAM, N.C., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The antimicrobial textile technology being developed by PurThread Technologies is a finalist in the 2013 TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards (ATAs) in the categories of Health & Medical Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing. The life science and performance fabric firm is dedicated to developing textiles to reduce the bioburden in the patient environment. The ATAs cross the technology industry to recognize products and services, like PurThread's high-performance textile.
"At PurThread, we are working hard to develop high-performance antimicrobial medical and consumer textiles that are comfortable, resist stains and odor-causing bacteria, as well as improve the patient environment. In fact, our hospital privacy curtains are the only ones that have been successfully tested in a clinical setting through a randomized controlled trial," said Bill O'Neill, PurThread VP of Infection Control Applications. "It's such an honor to know that the TechAmerica Foundation recognizes this and has named us finalists for two categories in the American Technology Awards."
"Each year, the caliber of nominations for the American Technology Awards increases. This is a true testament to the technology industry and our power for transforming the world around us," said Shawn Osborne, the TechAmerica Foundation Chairman. "We congratulate PurThread Technologies for their outstanding work and thank them for their contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant industry."
The awards are awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders.
The winners will be announced at the Technology and Government gala dinner, the premier Washington, D.C. technology networking event, bringing together hundreds of industry and government leaders to celebrate the technology industry. The Technology and Government Dinner will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., June 20, 2013.
PurThreadTM Technologies Inc., an emerging leader in antimicrobial textile technology and scientific research, is dedicated to developing continuously active soft surfaces that have shown a measurable difference in reducing bioburden in clinical environments. PurThread products range from healthcare textiles, such as privacy curtains, sheets, scrubs, blankets, and lab coats, as well as a range of freshness products for other markets such as the military, emergency first responders and performance athletic wear. PurThread products incorporate an EPA-registered antimicrobial that protects the fabric from the effects of microbial contamination and reduces odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus. The EPA has not yet reviewed any public health claims for PurThread products. PurThread fabrics are 100% Made in the USA. More information can be found at www.purthread.com.
About The TechAmerica Foundation
The TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.
Lisa Ann Pinkerton
SOURCE PurThread Technologies