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,” says Bill O’Neill, PurThread vice president 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,” says 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., on June 20, 2013.