Noble Biomaterials and ANTA Sports Form Strategic Alliance

    Noble Biomaterials and ANTA Sports Form Strategic Alliance Partnership Brings Noble’s Premier XT2® Anti-Odor Technology to ANTA’s Performance Products August 3, 2016; Scranton, PA – Noble Biomaterials, Inc., a global leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications, announces it has established a strategic alliance with a wholly owned subsidiary of ANTA Sports Products Limited (“ANTA Sports” or the “Company”, stock code: 2020. HK), which is one of China’s largest sportswear companies based in Fujian.   The partnership will bring together Noble’s XT2® odor management technology with ANTA Sports’ performance products for the ANTA, FILA and other brands agreed upon under the terms of the alliance. Noble and ANTA Sports have created innovative new fabrics powered by XT2®, designed to eliminate odor in fitness, sport and lifestyle products The product line will launch in fall 2016, with a full launch campaign scheduled for 2017 when details on the collection and technology will be announced. ANTA Sports products with XT2® Technology will be sold in over 9,000 stores and online channels across China.   “ANTA Sports and Noble share the common vision of helping empower people to perform at their best,” said Jeff Keane, CEO, Noble Biomaterials. “We are thrilled with the ANTA Sports partnership and look forward to working together to develop performance products that allow people to reach their potential.   “As a leading Chinese sportswear company, ANTA Sports emphasizes establishing high-level partnerships with advanced material technology makers like Noble,” said Roger Wang, CText FTI, Ph.D, Director of Innovation, ANTA Sports. “We strongly believe the partnership for the use of XT2® will greatly benefit ANTA Sports and Noble, and leverage...

Interview with diffusion SPORT

“Spanish outdoor companies are extremely interested in XT2®” Sergio Morales Manager of the Noble Biomaterials Sports and Outdoor Sales Division in Europe, Noble Biomaterials Interview with diffusion SPORT Interview with Sergio Morales, Manager of the Noble Biomaterials Sports and Outdoor Sales Division in Europe   Just over a year ago, Sergio Morales started on a new career path. With many years of experience working in the technical fabric industry, this native of Aragon, Spain, joined Noble Biomaterials to lead the Sports and Outdoor Sales Division in Europe. At the stand at Ispo Munich, where the company was promoting its XT2®, X-STATIC® and Circuitex™ technologies, Mr. Morales gave us a round-up of his first twelve months spent working with this new responsibility.   Are you satisfied with your first year at Noble Biomaterials? It has been a very satisfactory year, there’s no doubt about that; taking on a new challenge and having the opportunity to take part in highly positive developments at the company, which is on the way up, showing growth of over 20% in recent years. And added to this is the fact that Europe is where the company is presently experiencing its strongest increases.   Three sectors of action You are exclusively responsible for the Sports and Outdoor Division. That is my main responsibility, yes. You have to remember that Noble Biomaterials operates in three sectors. One of them is the health care sector, where we work especially with solutions provided by X-STATIC® technology for avoiding infections and treating wounds. The second sector is industrial, where we make use of the conductivity and protection from magnetic waves...

CNN Reports Wearable Technology Could Simultaneously Act as A Remote Doctor

CNN Reports Wearable Technology Could Simultaneously Act as A Remote Doctor Noble Biomaterials’ Circuitex™ featured in CNN’s Breaking Ground Column     According to a recent article in CNN written by Meera Senthilingam, you can find out all you need to know about your body’s vital signs by getting dressed. Meera reports that the burgeoning market for intelligent clothing that can measure stats including your heart and respiratory rate has resulted in a broad range of wearables, which could one-day act simultaneously as an on-call doctor. Bennett Fisher, Noble Biomaterials General Manager overseeing Circuitex™ commented, “People can be monitored 24/7 and not have to be in hospital to do it. The data collected can provide a general profile of a person’s health.” The article shared that the secret ingredient to these smart fabrics is silver. Meera stated, “The technology is based on the use of conductive yarns — most commonly made with silver — which are woven into fabrics to act as sensors that detect electrical signals, acting as electrocardiograms (ECGs) and electromyograms (EMGs) to measure heart rate and muscle activity respectively. The silver can either be woven in throughout a piece of clothing or else through tapes or patches sewn into specific regions.” Find the full article here:...

Crew from The Doctors “Scrubs In” With X-STATIC®

The Doctors, the popular health and wellness talk show, recently decked out their entire staff and crew in SilverCare® Plus Antimicrobial Scrubs Powered by X-STATIC®! Check out the on-set photo. Wednesdays are hectic around the studio and nursing scrubs powered by X-STATIC® provide a combined level of style, comfort and performance unmatched by any other technology. Their natural odor-fighting and bacteria reduction capabilities help nurses around the world stay fresh during long shifts and keep the fabrics surrounding their patients and families safe. Special thanks to The Doctors for helping us raise awareness for the potential risks associated with spreading bacteria via soft surfaces in healthcare. Want your own pair of SilverCare® Plus Antimicrobial Scrubs? Order them here...

Celebrate International Infection Prevention Week With Us!

Presenting an Exciting Webinar Opportunity: Establishing a New Standard of Care for Soft Surface Fabrics. Becker’s Healthcare is partnering with X-STATIC® antimicrobial technology to host a new webinar on soft surface bacterial contamination, October 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm, in observance of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which takes place from October 19-25. The webinar, hosted by Peg Luebbert, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC, CHSP, will focus on immediate action steps for addressing this important, yet often overlooked, piece of the infection prevention puzzle. Luebbert will discuss the business case for addressing soft surface fabrics and highlight facilities that have taken the initiative to elevate their standard of care for soft surface fabrics, including implementing engineering controls such as antimicrobial fabrics powered by X-STATIC®. To register, visit www.beckersasc.com/webinar/establishing-a-new-standard-of-care-for-soft-surface-fabrics.html Studies show that not only do bacteria exist on soft surfaces, but they can survive for up to weeks and months at a time. Addressing all types of environmental contamination will help facilities in their efforts to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). To learn more about International Infection Prevention Week, click here. For more information on X-STATIC and its premier silver fiber technology, visit www.InfectionPreventionTextiles.com, “like” X-STATIC® on Facebook or follow us...

X-STATIC® Celebrates Environmental Services Week, September 14-20th, 2014

Sunday, September 14th marks the start of Environmental Services Week 2014, which recognizes environmental service (EVS) teams around the world who play a critical role in maintaining a safe environment for healthcare patients, visitors, and staff. Collectively, we think of a safe environment as a place we feel secure and protected from harm. In infection prevention, we think about a safe environment as a clean environment, where patients are protected from dangerous pathogens that can cause hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). EVS personnel are as crucial as the doctors and nurses who treat patients in reducing the spread of infection and work hand-in-hand with infection prevention departments.  We are happy to join the entire Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) in acknowledging all the progress the industry has made as well as the individual environmental service professionals for their efforts in caring for a complex healthcare environment. As with hard surfaces, understanding the risks associated with soft surface fabrics in the patient environment will better equip EVS teams to address this infection prevention challenge. Numerous studies have shown soft surface fabrics, such as privacy curtains, to be frequently contaminated with bacteria and that these bacteria can survive for extended periods of time. Even so, one survey of current practices revealed, “thirty-seven percent of hospitals only launder privacy curtains when they are visibly soiled.” [1] Infection prevention and EVS departments can work together to create better standards of care for soft surface fabrics, including written policies for laundering and utilizing engineering controls like antimicrobial fabrics. But remember, not all antimicrobial technologies are created equal! As one of the Becker’s Hospital Review Top...