June 4, 2020 (Arlington, VA) – The International Safety Equipment Association welcomes new member the Medicom Group, a global manufacturer and distributor of single-use preventive and infection-control personal protective equipment (PPE) for the medical, dental, industrial, animal health, laboratory and health and wellness markets. Medicom joins ISEA as a general member in the Respiratory product group.
“We are thrilled to welcome Medicom to ISEA,” said ISEA President Charles Johnson. “At the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Medicom immediately began helping governments and healthcare authorities around the world to address the urgent immediate supply shortfalls of PPE and securing long-term supply. Medicom is a valuable addition to ISEA membership.”
Medicom has extensive experience in responding to the demand for PPE in the event of a pandemic. Medicom was founded in 1988 in response to the urgent need for medical gloves for healthcare professionals during the global HIV crisis. Since then, the company has been a reliable supplier of infection control solutions during multiple epidemics, including avian flu, SARS, H1N1 and Ebola.
In April, Medicom confirmed a new mask production facility will open near the company’s headquarters in in Montreal, Quebec, by July 2020. The plant will manufacture N95-type masks and ASTM Level 3 surgical masks.
“Medicom joined ISEA for the opportunity to provide input and testimonials that impact regulatory changes and policy development to positively influence the future of the healthcare sector,” said Guillaume Laverdure, Global COO and President North America. “ISEA’s expertise will support end-user engagement through education and leadership opportunities to advocate for the proper use and selection of PPE.”
The Medicom Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of high-quality, single-use, preventive and infection control products for the medical, dental, industrial, veterinary, laboratory and health and beauty markets. Medicom distributes infection control products under the Ritmed, Ocean Pacific and Hopen brands, as well as under the recently acquired Hedy brand. Medicom operates under the Kolmi-Hopen company in Angers, France, and Medicom Asia in Hong Kong.
For more information about Medicom and their comprehensive portfolio of infection control solutions, including an extensive range of medical face masks, please visit Medicom.com.
ISEA is the leading association for personal protective equipment and technologies that enable people to work in hazardous environments and an ANSI-accredited standard developing organization. The association works closely with manufacturers, test labs, subject matter experts, end-users, and government agencies in the standards development process. ISEA members—leaders in safety equipment manufacturing, testing and application—are united in the goal of protecting workers worldwide. For more than 75 years, ISEA has set the standard for personal protective technologies, supporting the interests of its member companies who are united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide.
ISEA is a recognized leader in the development of safety equipment standards, in the U.S. and around the world. It works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policymakers whose decisions affect the industry. It is a forum for information sharing and industry action, providing market insight and advocating for the use of personal safety equipment to keep workers safe.