Hand Hygiene Technology Startup Hyginex Receives Investment from Persistent Systems


Hyginex, a patented wearable hand hygiene improvement technology, has received an investment from Persistent Systems, a global leader in software products and technology services. The investment through Persistent Venture Fund allows Hyginex to expand its operations in the U.S. to continue its mission to save lives by helping healthcare facilities improve hand hygiene.

"This important new relationship between Hyginex and Persistent Systems allows Hyginex access to Persistent's experience and knowledge as leaders in the technology world," says Hyginex CEO Shiva Swami. "Through this investment, Persistent would be able to help Hyginex reach its goals of making significant changes in improving patient safety and increasing quality standards in healthcare facilities."

Hyginex has committed to saving patient lives through use of its novel hand hygiene improvement and monitoring technology. The system uses patented wearable technology and sensors in healthcare facilities to help doctors and nurses improve hand hygiene practices.

"Hyginex's unique approach based on innovative wearable technology protects patients in hospitals and improves global healthcare," says Dr. Sridhar Jagannathan, chief innovation officer for Persistent Systems, Inc. and head of the Persistent Venture Fund. "To this investment in Hyginex, Persistent brings its expertise and focus on emerging medical technologies."

Source: Hyginex, Inc.

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