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AEGLE OFFERS THE FIRST N95 MASK WITH EXCLUSIVE ACTEEV ANTIMICROBIAL FABRIC, AUTHENTICATION & TRACEABILITY TECHNOLOGY
Healthtech Company aims to address counterfeit PPE marketplace
Houston, Texas is the location of mask production. Plans are in place for additional PPE applications.
Aegle (“the Company”), a high-quality American-made PPE manufacturer and health-tech company, has launched the first N95 and NIOSH certified maskIt announced today that it uses authentication and traceability technology. Every lot and box case has an embedded NFC chip that prevents counterfeiting and ensures that everything is authentic. maskTrusted, transparent, and authentic.
Aegle’s team comprises technologists, industrial designers, and healthcare experts – including multiple PhDs and experience in national security and technology. Aegle masksThese products are manufactured in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. The company plans on licensing additional PPE applications based on its patent-pending authentication/tracability technology.
Masks will soon be available for corporations, businesses, healthcare institutions, essential workplaces and individuals to purchase on Aegle’s website and Amazon.
“Despite plummeting COVID-19 cases in the US, the world has forever changed as a result of COVID-19 with governments, healthcare organizations, businesses and consumers now well aware of the need to maintain domestic supply of authentic high-quality masks and PPE”Thomas Lopez, Chief Technology officer at Aegle, stated, “We are actively responding to these needs through our health-tech solutions and our laser-focus on innovating and defining the future of high-tech, high-quality protective medical equipment. Our industry-first authentication and traceability technology is the first milestone in our larger mission to make medical protective equipment design safer, transparent and trustworthy.”
Aegle’s N95 maskIt has been designed with care to safety and comfort in mind. The masksThese are made from ultra-lightweight materials, which provide exceptional fit & breathability. Each Aegle N95 maskThis is designed to secure your property effectively mask placement, minimize maskmovement and provide maximum visibility. This reduces inhalation exposure to airborne biological particles, such as COVID-19 and Bacillus Anthracis.
Exclusive Partnerships and Impact
Aegle’s anti-microbial N95 respirator is developed through the Company’s exclusive partnership with Ascend Materials. Ascend’s Acteev fabric is embedded with active zinc ions that independent experts have shown contain anti-viral and anti-microbial efficacy.
Aegle was founded in May 2020. It has established strong relationships with industry partners, including Project N95 and Get Us PPE. These partnerships serve the overarching mission to build resilience into US supply chains and secure reserves of PPE. Here are some examples of specific initiatives:
ProjectN95, Patriot Military Family Foundation: Aegle donated tens and thousands of dollars to Aegle. masksFor the Presidential Inauguration in January, please contact the National Guard.
Aegle donated more than 14,000 masksCOVID-19 relief in India, last month, to fight one of the most severe outbreaks worldwide
Aegle is backed and supported by Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and investors. Co-founder Andrew Moy said, “Aegle is more than a financial investment. Our team is protecting the security and safety of all Americans by supporting the reshoring of critical manufacturing to the United States. Investing in a domestic tech-based and impact-oriented PPE manufacturer helps America break supply chain bottlenecks that continue to plague the global economy as we recover from the pandemic and ensure that we remain prepared for future health crisis.”
Authenticity & Traceability
The supply chain intelligence is enhanced by the authentication and traceability technology to ensure that end-user distribution is efficient and that PPE does not become counterfeit.
The information available will include test data from third parties and internal data for all materials used in production, date of manufacture, expiration date, lot numbers, and will verify that each box contains an official Aegle product. Having a security layer that authenticates that the product was manufactured by Aegle aims to provide transparency to the entire supply chain – distributors, retailers, and end consumers.
Aegle’s first manufacturing and distribution center is located in the new VEnergy 100-acre industrial park near Brookshire in the Houston, Texas metro area, currently designated as an economic development HUBZone and Opportunity Zone. The center covers 90,000 square feet. The center features 90,000 square feet of manufacturing space and neighboring major national distribution facilities. The N95 was launched. maskAegle intends to increase production and create new industrial warehouse space before the end of the year. Aegle can produce more than 20 million. masksIt expects to create over 100 jobs in Greater Houston Area by Q4 2021.
Learn more or purchase an Aegle maskPlease visit aegleco.com.
Aegle (“egg-LEE”) is a healthtech manufacturing company that was founded by a team of Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs and investors in response to shortages of personal protective equipment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our innovative engineering and technology combine to give consumers and corporations the ability to authenticate their products through our proprietary authentication and traceability technology. We also offer first-of-its kind PPE data transparency. NIOSH-certified N95 masksWe are committed to solving the huge domestic demand for PPE from the private, state, and federal sectors. Our mission is to create innovative, socially responsible and high-quality products which promote safety and minimize infection. Visit aegleco.com to find out more.
About Ascend Performance Materials
Ascend Performance Materials manufactures high-performance materials for everyday necessities and new technologies. Our goal is to improve quality of life and inspire a better future through innovation. We are a fully integrated material solution provider with eight global manufacturing plants in the United States, Europe, and China. Our headquarters is in Houston, Texas. Our 2,600-strong global workforce produces the plastics, fabrics and fibers that make safer vehicles, better medical devices, longer-lasting apparel, and consumer goods. We are committed safety, sustainability, and the success of both our customers and communities.
Learn more about Ascend by visiting ascendmaterials.com.
About Acteev: acteev.com
Tests have shown >99% antiviral and antibacterial efficacy1
In the polymer, zinc ions registered with the EPA
Hygroscopic nylon 6,6 fabric attracts water, which activates zinc ions
No topical treatment or coating
Not dependent on silver, copper
Proven efficacy in many forms of end-uses:
Knit and woven fabrics are available for textiles, upholstery, and uniforms. face masks
Filtration with nanofiber, meltblown or spunbond nonwovens
For high-touch surfaces, engineers have used plastics
1 DISCLAIMER: Acteev™ technology has been shown in laboratory tests to destroy SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and other pathogens including H1N1, coronavirus 229E and Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria such as staphylococcus and E. coli. All data presented on this webpage comes from independent third-party laboratory testing. Testing on different end forms. University of Cambridge tested various end forms and found a reduction of >3 log (99.9%), in SARS-CoV-2, and H1N1 viruses after instant contact with polyamide66 textile fabric with Acteev tech. This was compared to a similar basis weight polyamide66 textile fabric without Acteev. Acteev Protect doesn’t protect users or others from disease-causing bacteria. All claims are not permitted in all countries, including the United States. Some device designs are currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Ascend holds more than 15 patent families for Acteev technology.