PurThread Wins American Technology Award 2013!

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Technica is proud to announce healthcare client PurThread Technologies has won a coveted TechAmerica award for its innovative process to embed antimicrobial properties into textiles. Technica  recommended the company apply for the award after researching the TechAmercia Foundation, criteria for the award and past winners. Technica facilitated the application process including the drafting of the award submission to ensure the company’s strengths showed through in a compelling contextual way for the judges.

Anecdotal feedback from individuals within the company indicates winning the award provided that critical third-party validation and credibility signal that potential customers, partners and collaborators are looking for.

Full press release:

PurThread Wins 2013 American Technology Award

Startup Named Best of Advanced or Technology Manufacturing for its innovative process embedding textiles with antimicrobial properties

DURHAM, NC – June 24, 2013 – PurThread Technologies, a life science and performance fabric firm dedicated to developing textiles to reduce bioburden in the healthcare environment, has been awarded the 2013 American Technology Award in Advanced or Technology Manufacturing by the TechAmerica Foundation at a gala event last Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The American Technology Awards recognize the best products and services from across the technology industry, as evaluated by industry experts and technology leaders.

“We congratulate PurThread for their outstanding work and their commitment to innovation,” said Shawn Osborne, the TechAmerica Foundation Chairman. “They were outstanding in their category, which included tremendous innovations. We thank them for their contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant industry.”

PurThread’s category win singled out excellence in a product or service dedicated to the integration of technology in the manufacturing process. It is particularly focused on the rapid transfer of science and technology into manufacturing products and processes. PurThread’s innovative process embeds antimicrobial properties into raw textile materials, before the fabric material is spun into yarn and woven into textiles. This ensures the effects of the PurThread active ingredient will not wash off or wear out over time. Currently, PurThread develops scrubs, lab coats, privacy curtains and linens with antimicrobial properties, as well as base layers and polo shirts.

“We’re thrilled to have our antimicrobial technology recognized with this American Technology Award,” said Bill O’Neill, PurThread VP of Infection Control Applications. “While our technology protects fabrics from bacteria and other organisms, our goal is always to develop products that improve the patient environment. This award affirms that PurThread is on the right track. ”

The winners were announced last Thursday at the Technology and Government gala dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Hundreds of industry and government leaders attended this premier technology networking event.