HealthQuest leads $7.3M extension of $15.5M round at Vestagen
HealthQuest joined Advent Ventures and Clearwell group in the extension to provide additional working capital to advanced healthcare textiles company Vestagen, based in Orlando FL. The additional funds will support expanded commercialization of Vestex®, the first in a new class of active barrier protective fabrics for everyday use that are clinically proven to prevent or reduce the acquisition and retention of microbes and other contaminants. Vestex is engineered to have robust liquid repellency and embedded antimicrobial properties, along with enhanced breathability, good durability and affordability. The company's initial focus is on medical scrubs and other protective apparel for healthcare workers, who are at daily risk of exposure to dangerous contaminants and who can unknowingly spread these contaminants to other workers, patients and family members.